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dc.contributor.authorCoeckelbergh, Marken
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T14:28:46Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T14:28:46Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationCoeckelbergh, M. (2013) Human Being @ Risk: enhancement, technology, and the evaluation of vulnerability transformations. Dordrecht: Springer.en
dc.identifier.isbn9400760248
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/11948
dc.description.abstractWhereas standard approaches to risk and vulnerability presuppose a strict separation between humans and their world, this book develops an existential-phenomenological approach according to which we are always already beings-at-risk. Moreover, it is argued that in our struggle against vulnerability, we create new vulnerabilities and thereby transform ourselves as much as we transform the world. Responding to the discussion about human enhancement and information technologies, the book then shows that this dynamic-relational approach has important implications for the evaluation of new technologies and their risks. It calls for a normative anthropology of vulnerability that does not ask which objective risks are acceptable, how we can become invulnerable, or which technologies threaten human nature, but which vulnerability transformations we want. To the extent that we can steer the growth of new technologies at all, this tragic and sometimes comic project should therefore be guided by what we want to become.​en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.subjectHumanismen
dc.subjectPhenomenologyen
dc.subjectPhilosophy of Technologyen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.titleHuman being @ risk: Enhancement, technology, and the evaluation of vulnerability transformationsen
dc.title.alternativeEnhancement, technology, and the evaluation of vulnerability transformationsen
dc.typeBooken
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6025-7
dc.researchgroupCentre for Computing and Social Responsibility
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dc.researchinstituteCentre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)en


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