Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: To describe a Christopher Coker book as an intellectual tour de force is perhaps the most anodyne observation a reviewer can make. Of course it would be, and of course this one is, too. Coker's latest offering is a rich synthesis of ideas and intellectual trajectories drawn from the annals of literature, philosophy, history, and science, transmitted in a language that speaks as much to pop culture sensibilities as it does to the more esoteric and often impenetrable nooks and crannies of academe. Codice inventario libreria
Warrior Geeks examines how technology is transforming the way we think about and fight war, focusing on three major changes driving the process: the technologies aiming to incorporate soldiers into a cybernetic system through which the military can read their thoughts and mold them accordingly; the anticipated coexistence of men and robots on the battlefields of tomorrow; and the extent to which armies may one day be able to reengineer warriors through pharmacological manipulation.
Harking back to the Greeks and Aristotle's original conception of virtue ethics and the proper contours of war, Christopher Coker believes modern humans are on the verge of losing touch with their humanity. War can only be rendered more humane if we recall the wisdom of our ancestors, he claims. Unfortunately, modern society is about to subcontract its ethical self to machines. In revaluing technology, we devalue our humanity, or the posthuman condition, and by changing our functional and performative relationship to technology, we irrevocably alter our subjectivity and the existential dimensions of war.
About the Author:
Christopher Coker is professor of international relations at the London School of Economics and author of Barbarous Philosophers: Reflections on the Nature of War From Heraclitus to Heisenberg.
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Descrizione libro Columbia University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0231704089 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the boards and a publisher's mark to one edge. -Nice!. Codice libro della libreria Z0231704089Z2
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97802317040833.0
Descrizione libro Columbia University Press, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110231704089