Transhumanism and Human Enhancement: A Select Bibliography

Transhumanism and Human Enhancement:
A Select Bibliography
Transhumanism, Human Enhancement and the Posthuman
Alexander, Brian. Rapture: How Biotech Became the New Religion. New York: Basic
Books, 2003.
Beyond Cloning: Religion and the Remaking of Humanity. Ed. Ronald Cole-Turner.
Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2001.
Buchanan, Allen. Better than Human: The Promise and Perils of Enhancing
Ourselves. New York: Oxford University Press USA, 2011.
Chorost, Michael. World Wide Mind: The Coming Integration of Humanity,
Machines, and the Internet. Freepress, 2011.
Dewdney, Christopher. Last Flesh: Life in the Transhuman Era. New York:
HarperCollins, 1998.
Elliot, Carl. Better Than Well: American Medicine Meets the American Dream. New
York: W. W. Norton, 2004.
FM -2030 (Fereidoun M. Esfandiary). Are You a Transhuman?: Monitoring and
Stimulating Your Personal Rate of Growth in a Rapidly Changing World. Warner
Books, 1989.
Fukuyama, Francis. Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology
Revolution. New York: Picador, 2002.
Future Perfect? God, Medicine, and Human Identity. Ed. Celia Deane-Drummond,
Peter Manley Scott. New York: T & T Clark, 2006.
Garreau, Joel. Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds,
Our Bodies—and What It Means to Be Human. Broadway, 2006.
Gray, Chis Hables. Cyborg Citizen: Politics in the Posthuman Age. New York:
Routledge, 2001.
Harris, John. Enhancing Evolution: The Ethical Case for Making Better People.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007.
Hayles, N. Katherine. How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics,
Literature, and Informatics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.
Herrick, James A. Scientific Mythologies: How Science and Science Fiction Forge
New Religious Beliefs. Downers Grove IL: IVP Academic, 2009.
Hughes, James. Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies must Respond to the
Redesigned Human of the Future. NY: Basic Books, 2004.
Human Enhancement. Ed. Julian Savulescu, Nick Bostrom. New York: Oxford
University Press, 2009.
Huxley, Julian. New Bottles for New Wine. London: Chatto & Windus, 1957.
Intelligence Unbound: The Future of Uploaded and Machine Minds. Ed. Russell
Blackford, Damien Broderick. Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.
Is Human Nature Obsolete? Genetics, Bioengineering, and the Future of the Human
Condition. Ed. Harold W. Baillie, Timothy K. Casey. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press,
Kurzweil, Ray. The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology. NY:
Penguin, 2006.
Lake, Christina B., Prophets of the Posthuman: American Fiction, Biotechnology,
and the Ethics of Personhood. Notre Dame IN: University of Notre Dame Press,
Mehlman, Maxwell J. The Price of Perfection: Individualism and Society in the Era
of Biomedical Enhancement. Baltimore MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
_____ Transhumanist Dreams and Dystopian Nightmares: The Promise and Peril of
Genetic Engineering. Baltimore MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Merrell, Floyd. Sensing Corporeally: Toward a Posthuman Understanding. Toronto:
University of Toronto Press, 2003.
Naam, Ramez. More than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological
Enhancement. Broadway, 2005.
______. Nexus. Angry Robot Books, 2012.
______. Crux. Angry Robot Books, 2013.
Paul, Gregory S., and Earl D. Cox. Beyond Humanity: Cyberevolution and Future
Minds. Rockland MA: Charles River Media, 1996.
Pepperell, Robert. The Posthuman Condition: Consciousness beyond the Brain.
Portland OR: Intellect, 2009.
Posthuman Bodies. Ed. Judith Halberstam, Ira Livingston. Bloomington IN: Indiana
University Press, 1995.
Ram Chandra, Vinoth. Subverting Global Myths: Theology and the Public Issues
Shaping Our World. Downers Grove IL: IVP Academic, 2008.
Scott, Peter M. Anti-Human Theology: Nature, Technology and the Post-Natural.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
Seidel, Asher. Inhuman Thoughts: Philosophical Explorations of Posthumanity.
Lanham MD: Lexington Books, 2008.
Stock, Gregory. Redesigning Humans: Choosing our Genes, Changing our Future.
Mariner, 2003.
Transhumanism and its Critics. Ed. Gregory Hansell, William Grassie. Metanexus,
Transhumanism and Transcendence: Christian Hope in an Age of Technological
Enhancement. Ed. Ronald Cole-Turner. Washington DC: Georgetown University
Press, 2011.
The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science,
Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future. Ed. Max More, Natasha VitaMore. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
Waters, Brent. From Human to Posthuman: Christian Theology and Technology in a
Postmodern World. Burlington VT: Ashgate, 2006.
Eugenics, genetic engineering, directed evolution, synthetic
Agar, Nicholas. Liberal Eugenics. Wiley/Blackwell, 2004.
_____ Humanity's End: Why We Should Reject Radical Enhancement. Cambridge
MA: MIT Press/Bradford Book, 2010.
Black, Edwin. War against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a
Master Race. New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2003.
Church, George M., Ed Regis. Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology will Reinvent
Nature and Ourselves. NY: Basic Books, 2012.
Comfort, Nathaniel. The Science of Human Perfection: How Genes Became the Heart
of American Medicine. New Haven CT: Yale University Press, 2012.
Engineering the Human Germline, Ed. Gregory Stock, John Campbell. New York
and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Farmer, Ann. By Their Fruits: Eugenics, Population Control, and the Abortion
Campaign. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2008.
Glad, John. Future Human Evolution: Eugenics in the Twenty-first Century.
Schuylkill Haven, PA: Hermitage, 2006.
Kevles, Daniel. In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity.
Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 1998.
McGee, Glenn. Perfect Baby: Parenthood in the New World of Cloning and Genetics.
Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000.
Rosen, Christine. Preaching Eugenics: Religious Leaders and the American
Eugenics Movement. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Rothschild, Joan. The Dream of the Perfect Child. Bloomington: Indiana University
Press, 2005.
Silver, Lee M. Remaking Eden: How Genetic Engineering and Cloning will
Transform the American Family. Harper Perennial, 2007.
Surgically Shaping Children: Technology, Ethics, and the Pursuit of Normality. Ed.
Parens. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
Tankard Reist, Melinda. Defiant Birth: Women Who Resist Medical Eugenics. North
Melbourne, Australia: Spinifex Press, 2006.
Immortality and life extension
Bova, Ben. Immortality—How Science is Extending Your Life Span—and Changing
the World. New York: Harper Perennial, 2000.
Doyle, Richard. Wetwares: Experiments in PostVital Living. University of Minnesota
Press, 2003.
deGrey, Aubrey, and Michael Rae. Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation that Could
Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2007.
Hall, Stephen S. Merchants of Immortality: Chasing the Dream of Human Life
Extension. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2003.
Huls, Alexander. “How Hollywood Killed Death,” New York Times Magazine, April
13, 2014.
Olshansky, Stuart Jay, and Bruce A. Carnes. The Quest for Immortality: Science at
the Frontiers of Aging. New York: Norton, 2001.
Weiner, Jonathan. Long for this World: The Strange Science of Immortality.
Ecco/Harper Collins, 2011.
Artificial Intelligence and robotics
Barrat, James. Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the end of the Human
Era. Thomas Dunne Books, 2013.
Benford, Gregory, and Elizabeth Malartre. Beyond Human: Living with Robots and
Cyborgs. New York: Tom Doherty Associates, 2007.
Bostrom, Nicholas. Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies. Oxford UK:
Oxford University Press, 2014.
Kurzweil, Ray. The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human
Intelligence. NY: Penguin, 2000.
Levy, David. Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot
Relationships. Harper Perennial, 2008.
Moravec, Hans. Robot: Mere Machine to Transcendent Mind. Oxford UK: Oxford
University Press, 2000.
_____ Mind Children: The Future of Robot and Human Intelligence. Cambridge MA:
Harvard University Press, 1990.
Nourbakhsh, Illah Riza. Robot Futures. Boston MA: MIT Press, 2013.
Bioethics of enhancement
After the Genome: The Language of our Biotechnology Future. Ed. Michael J. Hyde,
James A. Herrick. Waco TX: Baylor University Press, 2013.
Agar, Nicholas. Truly Human Enhancement: A Philosophical Defense of Limits
Cambridge MA: MIT Press 2013.
Andrews, Lori B. Future Perfect: Confronting Decisions about Genetics. New York:
Columbia University Press, 2001.
Blackford, Russell. Humanity Enhanced: Genetic Choice and the Challenge for
Liberal Democracies. Boston MA: MIT Press, 2013.
Buchanan, Allen. Beyond Humanity?: The Ethics of Biomedical Enhancement. New
York: Oxford University Press USA, 2011.
Deech, Ruth and Anna Smajdor. From IVF to Immortality: Controversy in the Era of
Reproductive Technology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Ethics of the Body: Postconventional Challenges. Magrit Shuldrick, Roxanne
Mykitiuk. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005.
Green, Ronald. Babies by Design: The Ethics of Genetic Choice. New Haven CT:
Hyde, Michael J. Perfection: Coming to Terms with Being Human. Waco TX: Baylor
University Press, 2010.
Kass, Leon. Life, Liberty, and the Defense of Dignity: The Challenge for Bioethics.
New York: Encounter Books, 2004.
King-Tak, Ip. Bioethics of Regenerative Medicine. New York: Springer, 2009.
Sandel, Michael. The Case against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic
Engineering. Cambridge MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 2009.
Thweatt-Bates, Jeanine. Cyborg Selves: A Theological Anthropology of the
Posthuman (UK: Ashgate, 2012).
Who Owns Life? Ed. David Magnus, Arthur Caplan, Glenn McGee. Amherst NY:
Prometheus, 2002.
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