Some strangeness in the proportion, or how to stop worrying and learn to love the mechanistic forces of darkness
Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 7 (3):349-352 (2008)
Understanding humans requires viewing them as mechanisms of some sort, since understanding anything requires seeing it as a mechanism. It is science’s job to reveal mechanisms. But science reveals much more than that: it also reveals enduring mystery—strangeness in the proportion. Concentrating just on the scientific side of Selinger’s and Engström’s call for a moratorium on cyborg discourse, I argue that this strangeness prevents cyborg discourse from diminishing us.
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