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Radical Numbers

Marjorie Garber

in Loaded Words

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823242047
eISBN:
9780823242085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242047.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 2003, Drs. Sean and Judith Palfrey, the masters of Adams House at Harvard University, invited students and other concerned citizens to get involved in the debates and to reflect upon the ... More


Cultural Fronts

Arthur Redding

in Turncoats, Traitors, and Fellow Travelers: Culture and Politics of the Early Cold War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730050
eISBN:
9781604733266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730050.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is an inquiry into the works and careers of a handful of radical American intellectuals during the formative years of the Cold War. It begins with a brief speculative outline of what might ... More


The Philosopher—Nick Bostrom on the Morality of Enhancement

Nicholas Agar

in Humanity's End: Why We Should Reject Radical Enhancement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014625
eISBN:
9780262289122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014625.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The main critical focus in this chapter will be Bostrom’s claim that human values are tacitly posthuman. Bostrom defends radical enhancement from two perspectives. First, he claims that many ... More


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