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Biological Turn. Idee biologii w humanistyce współczesnej (całość)
Biological turn. Biological concepts in contemporary humanities (full)

Contributor(s): Dobrosława Wężowicz-Ziółkowska (Editor), Emilia Wieczorkowska (Editor)
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Psychology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: eco/bio/humanities; eco/biology; memetics; neurosciences; bio-art, cyberculture; transhumanism;posthumanism;
Summary/Abstract: The book registers and presents a broad spectrum of dimensions in which current discoveries and new biological theories (in the field of etiology, evolutionary psychology, neurobiology, neo-evolutionism, memetics, among others) influence the humanities. What the reader will find here is not only information on the latest findings on mirror neurons, workings of the brain, altruism and animal morality, parasitism of the internet memes or experiments conducted by the creators of bio-art, but will also learn how the new humanities (ranging from ethics, sociology, psychology, media studies, cultural anthropology to linguistics and literary theory) react to the results of experiments and the knowledge established by the natural sciences that are changing the anthropocentric worldview in the spirit of posthumanism. A must read for all interested in „the third culture”.

  • Page Count: 352
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish