Youniverse: Toward a Self-centered Philosophy of Immortalism and Cryonics

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Universal-Publishers, 2009 - Medical - 428 pages

"... innovative and important thinking about the various relations between feminist theory, queer theory, and lesbian theory, as well as the possibility that liberation can be mutual rather than mutually exclusive." —Lambda Book Report

When feminism meets queer theory, no introductions seem necessary. The two share common political interests—a concern for women’s and gay and lesbian rights—and many of the same academic and intellectual roots. And yet, they can also seem like strangers, needing mediation, translation, clarification. This volume focuses on the encounters of feminist and queer theories, on the ways in which basic terms such as "male" and "female," "man" and "woman," "black," "white," "sex," "gender," and "sexuality" change meaning as they move from one body of theory to another. Along with essays by Judith Butler, Evelynn Hammonds, Biddy Martin, Kim Michasiw, Carole-Anne Tyler, and Elizabeth Weed, there are interviews: Judith Butler engages Rosi Braidotti and Gayle Rubin in separate revealing discussions. And there are critical exchanges: Rosi Braidotti and Trevor Hope exchange comments on his reading of her work; and Teresa de Lauretis responds to Elizabeth Grosz’s review of her recent book.

 

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Contents

Wisdom Windbags Previous Philosophy
27
Apostasy Anyone?
53
Science as Savior
71
Determinism Free Will
77
MeFirst and FeelGood
93
ETHICS 1Interpersonal Morality
127
ETHICS 2Law
149
The Art of Living
161
Makeovers
267
Miscellaneous Issues
281
Paradoxes
301
The Happiness Industry
325
Misunderstandings
335
The Uses of Skepticism
355
Game Theory
369
A Little Night Music
381

Identity Survival 1Meat
193
Identity Survival 2Silicon
227
The Singularity Supermeat
239
Immortalism Cryonics
247
Superman in the First Second Person
261
The Terminator
387
Probability of Revival
397
Bibliography
425
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