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dc.contributor.authorMajewski, Pawel
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-21T09:52:26Z
dc.date.available2020-12-21T09:52:26Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifierONIX_20201221_9783653068306_5
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/45753
dc.description.abstractThe subject of this book is the philosophy of Stanisław Lem. The first part contains an analysis and interpretation of one of his early works, The Dialogues. The author tries to show how Lem used the terminology of cybernetics to create a project of sociology and anthropology. The second part examines Lem’s essay Summa technologiae, which is considered as the project of human autoevolution. The term «autoevolution» is a neologism for the concept of humans taking control over their own biological evolution and form in order to improve the conditions of their being. In this interpretation, Summa is an example of a liberal utopia, based on the assumption that all human problems can be resolved by science. Various social theories, which can be linked to the project of autoevolution, are presented in the final part.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesModernity in Question
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HP Philosophy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSA Literary theory
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSB Literary studies: general
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSJ Gender studies, gender groups
dc.subject.otherAnimal
dc.subject.otherautoevolution
dc.subject.othercybernetics
dc.subject.otherKowalska
dc.subject.otherLem’s
dc.subject.otherliterary studies
dc.subject.otherMachine
dc.subject.otherMajewski
dc.subject.otherMalgorzata
dc.subject.otherPaweł
dc.subject.otherposthumanism
dc.subject.otherqueer studies
dc.subject.otherStanisław
dc.subject.otherTechnological
dc.subject.othertranshumanism
dc.subject.otherUtopia
dc.titleBetween an Animal and a Machine
dc.title.alternativeStanisław Lem’s Technological Utopia
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.3726/978-3-653-06830-6
oapen.relation.isPublishedBye927e604-2954-4bf6-826b-d5ecb47c6555
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_namePeter Lang International Academic Publishers
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://www.peterlang.com/
oapen.series.number10
oapen.pages246
oapen.place.publicationBern


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