Michael Hauskeller: Sex and the Posthuman Condition

Lantz Eugene Miller

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This new book from Michael Hauskeller explores the currently marketed or projected sex/love products that exhibit some trait of so-called “posthumanistic” theory or design. These products are so designated because of their intention to fuse high technologies, including robotics and computing, with the human user. The author offers several arguments for why the theory behind these products leads to inconsistencies. The book uses a unique approach to philosophical argument by enmeshing the argument’s major points in a concomitant discussion of pieces from world literature pertaining to posthumanism. The method is compelling, heightened by great world authorial insights that rarely find their way into philosophy and shores up some strong argumentative points. Yet some of the argument still needs more elucidating.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1569-1574
JournalScience and engineering ethics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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  • IR-102668


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