Immanence for transcendence: confronting the techno-theological eschatology of posthuman speculative science

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Immanence for transcendence: confronting the techno-theological eschatology of posthuman speculative science

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dc.contributor.author DeLashmutt, Michael en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter. At the time of publication, the author was at the University of Aberdeen. en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T12:08:07Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T11:45:21Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T14:17:25Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_GB
dc.description.abstract Posthuman speculative science, typified by the writings of Hans Moravec, Frank Tipler, and Ray Kurzweil, evinces a faith in technology’s capacity to transform the future destiny of humankind. For these thinkers technology, and in particular information technology, will provide the means by which present-day humanity or its descendents will participate in their posthuman evolution, thus ushering in an eschatological kingdom marked by the end of human and cosmic finitude. This paper will critique the implied techno-theology of this posthuman eschatology and offer as its counterpoint a theology of technology informed by a Christian hermeneutical framework. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 1(1) en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/48434 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher GOLEM: Journal of Religion and Monsters en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.golemjournal.org/Spring06_issue.htm en_GB
dc.subject technology en_GB
dc.subject theology en_GB
dc.subject information technology en_GB
dc.subject posthumanism en_GB
dc.subject eschatology en_GB
dc.subject Kurzweil, Ray en_GB
dc.subject Moravec, Hans en_GB
dc.subject Tipler, Frank en_GB
dc.subject science fiction en_GB
dc.title Immanence for transcendence: confronting the techno-theological eschatology of posthuman speculative science en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T12:08:07Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T11:45:21Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T14:17:25Z
dc.identifier.issn 1933-5385 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal GOLEM: Journal of Religion and Monsters en_GB


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