Human Identity at the Intersection of Science, Technology and Religion

Human Identity at the Intersection of Science, Technology and Religion

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Humans are unique in their ability to reflect on themselves. Recently a number of scholars have pointed out that human self-conceptions have a history. Ideas of human nature in the West have always been shaped by the interplay of philosophy, theology, science, and technology. The fast pace of developments in the latter two spheres (neuroscience, genetics, artificial intelligence, biomedical engineering) call for fresh reflections on what it means, now, to be human, and for theological and ethical judgments on how we might shape our own destiny in the future. The leading scholars in this book offer fresh contributions to the lively quest for an account of ourselves that does justice to current developments in theology, science, technology, and philosophy.Thus, I have chosen to focus on these topics: relative brain size, uniqueness of the human frontal lobes, and Von Economo neurons ... The aquot;wiring diagramaquot; of the prefrontal cortex is characterized by extensive two-way, recursive (or aquot; reentrantaquot;)anbsp;...


Title:Human Identity at the Intersection of Science, Technology and Religion
Author: Dr Christopher C Knight, Professor Nancey Murphy
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2013-06-28
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