The interest in what can be considered ‘posthumanism’ has surged over the past few years. There is no surprise as to why, given the urgency and immanence of a likely sixth mass extinction event, and the catastrophic consequences of global warming. These processes, all of which fundamentally rest on the foundations of human practices and abuses, are forcing us to rethink our place in existence.
The foundations of this position have a history firmly rooted in the daily practices and beliefs of Western cultures. Fragile Humanity: The Contemporary Posthuman confronts these assumptions of truth, head-on. The author follows his conceptual journey with practical steps for putting his philosophy into practice, by drawing on philosophy, design, art, and architecture.
Fragile Humanity: The Contemporary Posthuman was originally published in Italian by Einaudi, and was translated from the Italian by Dr Steven Umbrello.
Author: Dr Leonardo Caffo is Professor of Philosophy, NABA, Italy.
Translator Dr Steven Umbrello is Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Title: Fragile Humanity
Subtitle: The Contemporary Posthuman
Subject Classification: Philosophy, Society and Culture, Sustainability
BIC Classification: HP, JF, RNU
Binding: Hardback, pp. (to be confirmed)
Planned Publication date: April 2022 ETHICS PRESS
ISBN (printed book): 978-1-80441-010-3
ISBN (web pdf): 978-1-80441-011-0
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