Abstract Sex: Philosophy, Biotechnology and the Mutations of Desire

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A&C Black, 2004 - Philosophy - 227 pages
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Astract Sex investigates the impact of advances in contemporary science and information technology on conceptions of sex.
Evolutionary theory and the technologies of viral information transfer, cloning and genetic engineering are changing the way we think about human sex, reproduction and the communication of genetic information.

Abstract Sex presents a philosophical exploration of this new world of sexual, informatic and capitalist multiplicity, of the accelerated mutation of nature and culture.
  

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Contents

Abstract Sex
1
1 Virtual Sex
5
2 Symbiotic Sex
45
3 Parthenogenic Sex
88
4 Biodigital Sex
127
A diagram of molecular modifications
171
Conclusion
194
Glossary
204
Bibliography
207
Index
222
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Luciana Parisi lectures at the University of East London.

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