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On the Human Condition Dominique Janicaud (formerly of the University of Nice, France)

On the Human Condition By Dominique Janicaud (formerly of the University of Nice, France)

On the Human Condition by Dominique Janicaud (formerly of the University of Nice, France)


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The potential to clone, augment, and repair human beings is pushing the very concept of the human to its limit. Fantasies and metaphors of a supposedly monstrous and inhuman future increasingly dominate films, art and popular culture.

On the Human Condition Summary

On the Human Condition by Dominique Janicaud (formerly of the University of Nice, France)

The potential to clone, augment, and repair human beings is pushing the very concept of the human to its limit. Fantasies and metaphors of a supposedly monstrous and inhuman future increasingly dominate films, art and popular culture. On the Human Condition is an invigorating and fascinating exploration of where the idea of the human stands today. Given the damage human beings have inflicted on each other and their environment throughout history, should we embrace humanism or try and overcome it?

Dominique Janicaud explores these urgent questions and more. He argues that whilst we need to avoid apocalyptic talk of a post human condition, as embodied in technology such as cloning, we should neither fall back on a conservative humanism nor become technophobic. Drawing on illuminating examples such as genetic engineering, the novel Frankenstein, the legendary debate between Sartre and Heidegger over humanism, and the work of Primo Levi, Domnique Janicaud also explores the role of fantasy in understanding the human condition and asks where the line lies between the human, inhuman and the superhuman.

On the Human Condition Reviews

'Dominique Janicaud was one of the French philosophers most attentive to contemporary realities and their origins, without ever forfeiting conceptual rigour.' -Roger Pol-Droit, Le Monde

About Dominique Janicaud (formerly of the University of Nice, France)

At the time of his death in 2002, Dominique Janicaud was one of the leading philosophers in France. He taught at the University of Nice and wrote many books, including Heidegger en France and The Powers of the Rational.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Overcoming of Overcoming Preface 1. Is Humanism the Last Resort? 2. The Danger of Monsters 3. From Foreseeable Risks to the Unforeseeable 4. Between the Superhuman and the Inhuman Conclusion: What "Overcoming" Means Bibliography

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NLS9780415327961
9780415327961
0415327962
On the Human Condition by Dominique Janicaud (formerly of the University of Nice, France)
New
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2005-08-25
96
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