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  1. Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe.Hayden V. White - 1973 - Johns Hopkins.
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  • A History of Transhumanist Thought.Nick Bostrom - 2005 - Journal of Evolution and Technology 14 (1):1-25.
    The human desire to acquire new capacities is as ancient as our species itself. We have always sought to expand the boundaries of our existence, be it socially, geographically, or mentally. There is a tendency in at least some individuals always to search for a way around every obstacle and limitation to human life and happiness.
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  • Experience and History: Phenomenological Perspectives on the Historical World.David Carr - 2014 - Oup Usa.
    David Carr outlines a distinctively phenomenological approach to history. Rather than asking what history is or how we know history, a phenomenology of history inquires into history as a phenomenon and into the experience of the historical.
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  • How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics.N. Katherine Hayles - 1999 - University of Chicago Press.
    In this age of DNA computers and artificial intelligence, information is becoming disembodied even as the "bodies" that once carried it vanish into virtuality. While some marvel at these changes, envisioning consciousness downloaded into a computer or humans "beamed" _Star Trek_-style, others view them with horror, seeing monsters brooding in the machines. In _How We Became Posthuman,_ N. Katherine Hayles separates hype from fact, investigating the fate of embodiment in an information age. Hayles relates three interwoven stories: how information lost (...)
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  • Futures Past: On the Semantics of Historical Time.Reinhart Koselleck - 1990 - MIT Press.
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  • Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge.Jean-Francois Lyotard - 1984 - Univ of Minnesota Press.
    In this book it explores science and technology, makes connections between these epistemic, cultural, and political trends, and develops profound insights into the nature of our postmodernity.
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  • Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies.Nick Bostrom (ed.) - 2014 - Oxford University Press.
    The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become very powerful. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on us humans than on the gorillas themselves, so the fate of (...)
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  • What is Posthumanism?Cary Wolfe - 2009 - Univ of Minnesota Press.
    In What Is Posthumanism? he carefully distinguishes posthumanism from transhumanism (the biotechnological enhancement of human beings) and narrow definitions of the posthuman as the hoped-for transcendence of materiality.
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  • History: Narration, Interpretation, Orientation.Jörn Rüsen - 2004 - Berghahn Books.
    Without denying the importance of the postmodernist approach to the narrative form and rhetorical strategies of historiography, the author, one of Germany's ...
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  • Our Broad Present: Time and Contemporary Culture.Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht - 2014 - Columbia University Press.
    Considering a range of present-day phenomena, from the immediacy effects of literature to the impact of hypercommunication, globalization, and sports, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht notes an important shift in our relationship to history and the ...
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  • Foundations of Historical Knowledge.William H. Dray - 1967 - Philosophical Review 76 (4):529.
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  • Metahistory. The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe.Jo0hn S. Nelson & Hayden V. White - 1975 - History and Theory 14 (1):74.
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  • Humanity's End: Why We Should Reject Radical Enhancement.Nicholas Agar - 2013 - Bradford.
    Proposals to make us smarter than the greatest geniuses or to add thousands of years to our life spans seem fit only for the spam folder or trash can. And yet this is what contemporary advocates of radical enhancement offer in all seriousness. They present a variety of technologies and therapies that will expand our capacities far beyond what is currently possible for human beings. In _Humanity's End,_ Nicholas Agar argues against radical enhancement, describing its destructive consequences. Agar examines the (...)
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  • On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life.F. Nietzsche - 1980 - Hackett Publishing Company.
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  • Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life.Giorgio Agamben - 1998 - Stanford University Press.
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  • History Begins in the Future: On Historical Sensibility in the Age of Technology.Zoltán Boldizsár Simon - 2018 - In Stefan Helgesson & Jayne Svenungsson (eds.), The Ethos of History: Time and Responsibility. New York City, New York, USA: pp. 192-209.
    The humanities and the social sciences have been hostile to future visions in the postwar period. The most famous victim of their hostility was the enterprise of classical philosophy of history, condemned to illegitimacy precisely because of its fundamental engagement with the future. Contrary to this attitude, in this essay I argue that there is no history (neither in the sense of the course of human affairs nor in the sense of historical writing) without having a future vision in the (...)
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  • Between Past and Future Six Exercises in Political Thought.Hannah Arendt - 1961 - Viking Press.
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  • Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life.Kalliopi Nikolopoulou, Giorgio Agamben & Daniel Heller-Roazen - 2000 - Substance 29 (3):124.
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  • 4. The Material Presence of the Past.Ewa Domanska - 2006 - History and Theory 45 (3):337–348.
    This article deals with the material presence of the past and the recent call in the human sciences for a " things." This renewed interest in things signals a rejection of constructivism and textualism and the longing for what is "real," where "regaining" the object is conceived as a means for re-establishing contact with reality. In the context of this turn, we might wish to reconsider the status of relics of the past and their function in mediating relations between the (...)
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  • Narration and Knowledge: Including the Integral Text of Analytical Philosophy of History.Arthur Coleman Danto - 1985 - Columbia University Press.
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  • Animal History.Ewa Domańska - 2017 - History and Theory 56 (2):267-287.
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  • Can the Nonhuman Speak?: Breaking the Chain of Being in the Anthropocene.Joyce E. Chaplin - 2017 - Journal of the History of Ideas 78 (4):509-529.
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  • On the Nature and Role of Narrative in Historiography.William Dray - 1971 - History and Theory 10 (2):153-171.
    There is no necessary connection between the ideas of history and of narration. The historical work should be explanatory, but a narrative is not itself a form of explanation. Walsh, despite Danto's objections, is correct in distinguishing "plain" from "significant" narratives. Both White's causal-chain model and Danto's model of causal input suggest that an historical narrative can be eq~planatory only if it offers causal explanation. But Gallie's followable contingency model contains several structural ideas which bring him into logical conflict with (...)
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  • The Climate of History: Four Theses.Dipesh Chakrabarty - 2009 - Critical Inquiry 35 (2):197-222.
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  • Futures Past: On the Semantics of Historical Time.David Carr, Reinhart Koselleck & Keith Tribe - 1987 - History and Theory 26 (2):197.
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  • Moral Status of Enhanced Beings: What Do We Owe the Gods?J. Savulescu - 2009 - Human Enhancement.
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  • Foundations of Historical Knowledge.Morton White - 1967 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 18 (1):72-74.
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  • The Post-Modern Condition: A Report on Knowledge.J. F. Lyotard - 1985 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 63:520.
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  • Truly Human Enhancement: A Philosophical Defense of Limits.Nicholas Agar - 2013 - MIT Press.
    Nicholas Agar offers a more nuanced view of the transformative potential of genetic and cybernetic technologies, making a case for moderate human enhancement—improvements to attributes and abilities that do not significantly exceed what ...
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  • The Coming Technological Singularity: How to Survive in the Post-Human Era.Vernor Vinge - 1993 - Whole Earth Review.
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  • The Coming Technological Singularity.Vernor Vinge - 1993 - Whole Earth Review.
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  • Moved by the Past: Discontinuity and Historical Mutation.Eelco Runia - 2014 - Columbia University Press.
    Moved by the Past radically breaks with this tradition of predating the past, incites us to fully acknowledge the discontinuous nature of discontinuities, and proposes to use the fact that history is propelled by unforeseeable leaps and ...
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