Leading scholars from various disciplines analyze the relevance of evolutionary theory for future developments, whereby the fields of anthropology, ethics, and theology are considered in particular detail. The main parts of the collection are dedicated to the following three questions: What are the basic principles of evolutionary processes? Is it morally legitimate to influence evolution by means of enhancement technologies? What is the relationship between evolutionary theory and belief in God?
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Series:||Beyond Humanism: Trans- and Posthumanism / Jenseits des Humanismus: Trans- und Posthumanismus Series , #5|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Stefan Lorenz Sorgner has a Dr. phil. in philosophy and is Lecturer of Medical Ethics at the Institute of History and Ethics of Medicine at the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg.
Branka-Rista Jovanovic has studied philosophy at the University of Belgrade and Munich and has been working for several NGOs.
Table of Contents
Contents: Stefan Lorenz Sorgner/Nikola Grimm: Introduction. Evolution Today – Hille Haker: The Responsible Self. Questions after Darwin – Otfried Höffe: Homo Sapiens, Animal Morabile. A Sketch of a Philosophical Moral Anthropology – Sarah Chan: Enhancement and Evolution – Nikolaus Knoepffler: Ethical Assessment of Human Genetic Enhancement – Stefan Lorenz Sorgner: Evolution, Education, and Genetic Enhancement – Francisco J. Ayala: On the Origins of Modern Science. Copernicus and Darwin – Mikhail Epstein: Technology as a New Theology. From «New Atheism» to Technotheism – Dietmar Mieth: Evolution and the Question of God and Morality. The Debate over Richard Dawkins – Vojin Rakic: Evolutionary Theory Applied to Institutions. The Impact of Europeanization on Higher Education Policies – Michael Leslie: Music and Evolution. DNA and the Evolution of Motifs in Beethovens greatest Piano Work «The Hammerklavier Sonata».