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2014 | 69 | 6 | 461 – 471
Article title

ŽIVOT V ZÓNE BIOMOCI. ETICKÝ A BIOPOLITICKÝ DISKURZ O TRANSHUMANIZME

Title variants
EN
Life in the zone of bio-power: Ethical and bio-political discourses on trans-humanism
Languages of publication
SK
Abstracts
EN
The papers´ focus is on the idea of modern technological human enhancement. On one hand it tries therapeutically to correct the biological defects of humans, and intentionally to create and enhance their abilities on the other. The issue is approached from two perspectives: ethical and bio-political. The explorations derive from Habermas ´s analyses of ethical discourse, which have been influenced by new technologies. It is shown in bio-political context based on Foucault´s descriptions of bio-power, that human life, though permanently given attention by political power, has been so far approached mainly from the biological perspective. The biological, however, without being more deeply rooted and socially acknowledged, is often easily misused by totalitarian decision-makers. Important consequences follow from both of these perspectives.
Year
Volume
69
Issue
6
Pages
461 – 471
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Contributors
  • Katedra filozofie FF UCM v Trnave, Trnava, Slovak Republic
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