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Transhumanism


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    • found: Work cat: The idea of excellence and human enhancement, 2018:CIP t.p. (Reconsidering the debate on transhumanism) galley (attempts to answer the question whether one should regard biomedical enhancement as an alternative method for bringing about a better person; not only raises the question of whether we should overcome the biological, mental, and social limitations of our condition by biomedical means; also attempts to demonstrate the various approaches to the idea of human perfection; not only discuss the transhumanist project itself, but also presents an alternative model for assessing human development)
    • found: Oxford English dictionary, viewed August 3, 2018(transhumanism; a belief that the human race can evolve beyond its current limitations, esp. by the use of science and technology)
    • found: Applied Science and Technology, viewed August 3, 2018(controlled subject term: Transhumanism)
    • found: Engineering compendex, viewed August 3, 2018(uncontrolled term: Transhumanism)
    • found: Inspec, viewed August 3, 2018(uncontrolled index term: Transhumanism)
    • found: American Heritage dictionary of medicine, 2015, via Credo reference, April 27, 2019:transhumanism (A belief that humans should strive to transcend the physical limitations of the mind and body by technological means)
    • found: Britannica online, April 27, 2019:transhumanism (social and philosophical movement devoted to promoting the research and development of robust human-enhancement technologies; would augment or increase human sensory reception, emotive ability, or cognitive capacity as well as radically improve human health and extend human life spans; one prominent strain argues that social and cultural institutions will be largely irrelevant to the trajectory of technological development, and that market forces and the nature of technological progress will drive humanity to approximately the same end point regardless of social and cultural influences; a second strain argues that social institutions (such as religion, traditional notions of marriage and child rearing, and Western perspectives of freedom) not only can influence the trajectory of technological development but could ultimately retard or halt it; World Transhumanist Association founded in 1998 to work with social institutions to promote and guide the development of human-enhancement technologies and to combat those social forces seemingly dedicated to halting such technological progress)
    • notfound: Merriam-Webster
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    • B842.5
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    • 2018-08-03: new
    • 2019-07-31: revised
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