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The Cybernetic Organism and the Failure of Transhumanism in Samuel Beckett ’ s Endgame

@inproceedings{Bell2013TheCO,
  title={The Cybernetic Organism and the Failure of Transhumanism in Samuel Beckett ’ s Endgame},
  author={Andrew Bell},
  year={2013}
}
The following essay examines the notion of transhumanism and its relevance to a critical understanding of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame (1957). It will be argued that the play explores the possibility of permanently refining the human form by technological enhancement, before finally rejecting such a possibility as ultimately sinister and, to some extent, fruitless. In order to do this, contexts for Endgame and the Huxlian notion of transhumanism will be provided before I examine the effects of… Expand

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