From digital skeleton to artificial man: posthumanism and the strategies against death

Author/s Davide Sisto
Publishing Year 2016 Issue 2016/55
Language Italian Pages 14 P. 57-70 File size 95 KB
DOI 10.3280/LAS2016-055005
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This essay wants to illustrate some strategies against death that have been developed by posthumanist culture. Firstly, we will explain why we aim nowadays at a life free from the process of death, since the latter is intended as a waste of time. Secondly, moving from an example taken from TV fiction (the Black Mirror series), we will present some philosophical theories that consider the realization of digital skeletons. The common purpose of these theories is to transcend the limits that are imposed to our existence by corporeality. The analysis of these theories wants to prove how our individual identity depends both from safeguarding the body and understanding the role of death and of physical imperfections in our life

Davide Sisto, Dallo scheletro digitale all’uomo artificiale Il post-umano e la strategia contro la morte in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 55/2016, pp 57-70, DOI: 10.3280/LAS2016-055005