The Resource Human Purpose and Transhuman Potential : A Cosmic Vision of Our Future Evolution

Human Purpose and Transhuman Potential : A Cosmic Vision of Our Future Evolution

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Human Purpose and Transhuman Potential : A Cosmic Vision of Our Future Evolution
Title
Human Purpose and Transhuman Potential
Title remainder
A Cosmic Vision of Our Future Evolution
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eng
Summary
For millennia, great thinkers have contemplated the meaning and purpose of human existence; but while most assumed that humanity was the end point of creation or the pinnacle of evolution, Ted Chu makes the provocative claim that the human race may in fact be a means rather than an end-that humankind will give rise to evolutionary successors. In this wide-ranging and authoritative work, Chu reexamines the question of human purpose in light of the extraordinary developments of science and technology. Arguing that a deep understanding of our place in the universe is required to navigate the magnitude of the choices that lie ahead, he surveys human wisdom from both East and West, traces the evolutionary trajectory that has led to this point, and explores the potentials emerging on the scientific frontier. The book addresses the legitimate fears and concerns of "playing God" but embraces the possibility of transcending biological forms and becoming or creating entirely new life-forms
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Chu, Ted
LC call number
BD450.C48 -- 2014eb
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Human beings
  • Human evolution -- Forecasting
  • Philosophical anthropology
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Human Purpose and Transhuman Potential : A Cosmic Vision of Our Future Evolution
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1634753
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Foreword -- Prologue -- Author's Preface -- Part One: SETTING THE STAGE -- Chapter One: The Search for a New Human Purpose -- Chapter Two: Evolution: The Best Idea Ever -- Chapter Three: Imagining a Posthuman Future -- 3.1. What the Posthuman Future Is-and Is Not -- 3.2. The Second Phase of Conscious Evolution -- 3.3. Confidence in Our Mission and Our Future -- Part Two: WISDOM, COSMIC VISION, AND HUMAN POTENTIAL -- Chapter Four: Human Wisdom -- 4.1. The Axial Age -- 4.2. Twin Pillars of Western Civilization -- 4.3. Eastern Wisdom: The Yin-Yang Reality -- 4.4. Reflections on the Axial Age and Human Wisdom -- Chapter Five: The Cosmic View -- 5.1. The Enlightenment and the Evolutionary View of the Universe -- 5.2. From the Big Bang to Conscious Mind: The New Paradigm of Cosmic History -- 5.3. Seven Cosmic Patterns -- 5.4. Reflections on Truth and the Cosmic Future -- 5.5. Going Back: The Tao as the Mind of God -- Chapter Six: Human Potential -- 6.1. Human Uniqueness -- 6.2. Unique Human Attributes -- 6.3. The Cosmic View: Funnel or Hourglass? -- 6.4. Human Significance: A View from the Future -- 6.5. Human Aspirations and Cosmic Potential -- Part Three: HUMAN NATURE AND ITS LIMITATIONS -- Chapter Seven: All Too Human -- 7.1. The Limits of Human Nature -- 7.2. The Limits of Science -- 7.3. The Limits of Culture and the Problem of Evil -- 7.4. What Drives People -- 7.5. The Human Is a Machine-or Is It? -- Chapter Eight: A Theory of Perspectives -- 8.1. Two Eyes -- 8.2. The Psychological/Neurological Basis of Perspectives -- 8.3. Stages of Developing Personal Perspective -- 8.4. Patterns of Perspectives in Society -- 8.5. Heavy Lifting with Higher Perspectives -- 8.6. Happiness Cannot Be the Ultimate Goal -- 8.7. The Greatest Divide and a Leap of Faith
  • Part Four CONSCIOUS EVOLUTION: ITS POWER AND IMPLICATIONS -- Chapter Nine: Conscious Evolution -- 9.1. What Is Conscious Evolution? -- 9.2. Extreme Nature-Worship -- 9.3. Conscious Evolution Is a Wide-Open Game -- 9.4. A Greenhouse for Conscious Evolution -- 9.5. Get Ready for Failures, and Lots of Them -- Chapter Ten: Risks and Fears -- 10.1. What Fear Is For -- 10.2. Overcoming the Fear Bias against Conscious Evolution -- 10.3. Addressing Frequently Voiced Fears -- Chapter Eleven: The Moral Argument -- 11.1. "Is This Moral?" -- 11.2. A Realistic View of Human Morality -- 11.3. Moral Guidance: Religion, Science, Humanism- or a Transcendental Perspective? -- 11.4. The Pragmatic Nature of Transcendental Morality -- 11.5. Human Dignity: The Pseudo-Spiritual Argument -- Part Five: THE COSMIC FUTURE -- Chapter Twelve: The Cosmic Being -- 12.1. What Science and History Tell Us about the Future -- 12.2. Social and Technical Challenges -- 12.3. CoBe: The Cosmic Being -- 12.4. New Political Concepts and Relationships -- 12.5. The Second Axial Age -- Chapter Thirteen: Reflection and Expectation -- 13.1. A New Perspective on Humanity -- 13.2. Do Not Settle for Too Little -- 13.3. Leaders, Pioneers, and Favorable Environments -- 13.4. "What can I do? What's in it for me?" -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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EBC1634753
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unknown
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1 online resource (509 pages)
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online
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9781579830274
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1634753
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1634753
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10838658
  • (CaONFJC)MIL577902
  • (OCoLC)870950751
Label
Human Purpose and Transhuman Potential : A Cosmic Vision of Our Future Evolution
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1634753
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Foreword -- Prologue -- Author's Preface -- Part One: SETTING THE STAGE -- Chapter One: The Search for a New Human Purpose -- Chapter Two: Evolution: The Best Idea Ever -- Chapter Three: Imagining a Posthuman Future -- 3.1. What the Posthuman Future Is-and Is Not -- 3.2. The Second Phase of Conscious Evolution -- 3.3. Confidence in Our Mission and Our Future -- Part Two: WISDOM, COSMIC VISION, AND HUMAN POTENTIAL -- Chapter Four: Human Wisdom -- 4.1. The Axial Age -- 4.2. Twin Pillars of Western Civilization -- 4.3. Eastern Wisdom: The Yin-Yang Reality -- 4.4. Reflections on the Axial Age and Human Wisdom -- Chapter Five: The Cosmic View -- 5.1. The Enlightenment and the Evolutionary View of the Universe -- 5.2. From the Big Bang to Conscious Mind: The New Paradigm of Cosmic History -- 5.3. Seven Cosmic Patterns -- 5.4. Reflections on Truth and the Cosmic Future -- 5.5. Going Back: The Tao as the Mind of God -- Chapter Six: Human Potential -- 6.1. Human Uniqueness -- 6.2. Unique Human Attributes -- 6.3. The Cosmic View: Funnel or Hourglass? -- 6.4. Human Significance: A View from the Future -- 6.5. Human Aspirations and Cosmic Potential -- Part Three: HUMAN NATURE AND ITS LIMITATIONS -- Chapter Seven: All Too Human -- 7.1. The Limits of Human Nature -- 7.2. The Limits of Science -- 7.3. The Limits of Culture and the Problem of Evil -- 7.4. What Drives People -- 7.5. The Human Is a Machine-or Is It? -- Chapter Eight: A Theory of Perspectives -- 8.1. Two Eyes -- 8.2. The Psychological/Neurological Basis of Perspectives -- 8.3. Stages of Developing Personal Perspective -- 8.4. Patterns of Perspectives in Society -- 8.5. Heavy Lifting with Higher Perspectives -- 8.6. Happiness Cannot Be the Ultimate Goal -- 8.7. The Greatest Divide and a Leap of Faith
  • Part Four CONSCIOUS EVOLUTION: ITS POWER AND IMPLICATIONS -- Chapter Nine: Conscious Evolution -- 9.1. What Is Conscious Evolution? -- 9.2. Extreme Nature-Worship -- 9.3. Conscious Evolution Is a Wide-Open Game -- 9.4. A Greenhouse for Conscious Evolution -- 9.5. Get Ready for Failures, and Lots of Them -- Chapter Ten: Risks and Fears -- 10.1. What Fear Is For -- 10.2. Overcoming the Fear Bias against Conscious Evolution -- 10.3. Addressing Frequently Voiced Fears -- Chapter Eleven: The Moral Argument -- 11.1. "Is This Moral?" -- 11.2. A Realistic View of Human Morality -- 11.3. Moral Guidance: Religion, Science, Humanism- or a Transcendental Perspective? -- 11.4. The Pragmatic Nature of Transcendental Morality -- 11.5. Human Dignity: The Pseudo-Spiritual Argument -- Part Five: THE COSMIC FUTURE -- Chapter Twelve: The Cosmic Being -- 12.1. What Science and History Tell Us about the Future -- 12.2. Social and Technical Challenges -- 12.3. CoBe: The Cosmic Being -- 12.4. New Political Concepts and Relationships -- 12.5. The Second Axial Age -- Chapter Thirteen: Reflection and Expectation -- 13.1. A New Perspective on Humanity -- 13.2. Do Not Settle for Too Little -- 13.3. Leaders, Pioneers, and Favorable Environments -- 13.4. "What can I do? What's in it for me?" -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
EBC1634753
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (509 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781579830274
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1634753
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1634753
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10838658
  • (CaONFJC)MIL577902
  • (OCoLC)870950751

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