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The Posthuman Condition: Consciousness Beyond the Brain

  title={The Posthuman Condition: Consciousness Beyond the Brain},
  author={Julian G. Pepperell},
"Where humanists saw themselves as distinct beings in an antagonistic relationship with their surroundings, posthumans regard their own being as embodied in an extended technological world."Synthetic creativity, organic computers, genetic modification, intelligent machines--such ideas are deeply challenging to many of our traditional assumptions about human uniqueness and superiority. But, ironically, it is our very capacity for technological invention that has secured us so dominant a position… 

“ I am putting myself to the fullest possible use ” : Applications for conscious systems

Many recent developments in technological design are aimed towards the ‘humanisation’ of technology, that is, making technology behave in a way that is more 'intuitive', 'friendly' or 'usable'. This

The goldfish syndrome. Human nature and the posthuman myth.

  • Luca ValeraV. Tambone
  • Art
    Cuadernos de bioetica : revista oficial de la Asociacion Espanola de Bioetica y Etica Medica
  • 2014
Just like the myth, posthumanism lives in consciousness: to prove this assumption, it will be easier to remember how the posthuman myth - despite intending to present itself as a radically innovative and progressive thought, makes no more than re-emerge some coordinates that have always been present in the history of philosophy.

Posthumans and Extended Experience

This paper offers a posthumanist account of the relationship between humans and technology, the nature of human existence and the potential for extended life. The paper contributes to the life

Applications for self-aware systems . Why would we need conscious shoes ?

Many recent developments in interactive design are aimed towards the ‘humanisation’ of technology, that is, making technology behave in a way that is more 'intuitive', 'friendly' or 'usable'. This


The present article endeavors to study Stephen Baxter’s two novels, namely World Engines: Destroyer (2019) and World Engines: Creator (2020), in order to analyze the role of agential realism of the

Critical Posthumanism:

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Consciousness and integrated energy differences in the brain

By reconsidering the nature of energy and recasting its role in neural activity, the argument draws on the integrated information theory developed by Tononi et al. but reinterprets their findings from the perspective of energy exchange.

The ‘unfinished’ subject: Pedagogy and performance in the company of copies, robots, mutants and cyborgs

ABSTRACT The posthuman perspective, which suggests that the boundaries of the human being are undergoing constant revision, has grown as a paradigm for analysis of the connection between technology

Applications for conscious systems

A defence of the suggestion that technology is part of what constitutes humanity as a whole, to the extent of embodying some degree of cognition and consciousness is defended.


Lois Lowry (1937- ) is a prolific author having a number of books – Number the Stars (1989), Gathering Blue (2000), and Messenger (2004) – and awards especially in the field of children’s literature.



The Human Brain

It is well worth while to make the attempt to correlate the facts and conclusions of these two disciplines into one coherent body of doctrine, if for no other reason than to direct attention to new problems that call for solution.

The Rediscovery of the Mind

Being There: Putting Brain, Body, and World Together Again

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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

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Creative Evolution

  • J. T.
  • Philosophy
  • 1911
NOT a few of the great philosophers of the past were expert students of science, especially of mathematics and physics. We think at once of men like Descartes, Leibnitz, and Kant, to mention three

Science, Order, and Creativity

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The society of mind

Elements of Semiology

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supported by facts, he believed in the good of the inductive method in all walks of life. He put this to work in studies such as the influences of environment on parameters of behaviour of mice and