Some strangeness in the proportion, or how to stop worrying and learn to love the mechanistic forces of darkness

Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Understanding humans requires viewing them as mechanisms of some sort, since understanding anything requires seeing it as a mechanism. It is science’s job to reveal mechanisms. But science reveals much more than that: it also reveals enduring mystery—strangeness in the proportion. Concentrating just on the scientific side of Selinger’s and Engström’s call for a moratorium on cyborg discourse, I argue that this strangeness prevents cyborg discourse from diminishing us.
PhilPapers/Archive ID
Upload history
Archival date: 2011-02-19
View other versions
Added to PP index

Total views
579 ( #8,077 of 55,810 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
73 ( #9,110 of 55,810 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.