Muslim and Supermuslim The Quest for the Perfect Being and Beyond

Jackson, Roy ORCID: 0000-0003-3923-9513 (2020) Muslim and Supermuslim The Quest for the Perfect Being and Beyond. Palgrave Studies in the Future of Humanity and its Successors . Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9783030370923

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Abstract

This book looks to the rich and varied Islamic tradition for insights into what it means to be human and, by implication, what this can tell us about the future human. The transhumanist movement, in its more radical expression, sees Homo sapiens as the cousin, perhaps the poorer cousin, of a new Humanity 2.0: ‘Man’ is replaced by ‘Superman’. The contribution that Islam can make to this movement concerns the central question of what this ‘Superman’ – or ‘Supermuslim’ – would actually entail. To look at what Islam can contribute we need not restrict ourselves to the Qur’an and the legal tradition, but also reach out to its philosophical and literary corpus. Roy Jackson focuses on such contributions from Muslim philosophy, science, and literature to see how Islam can confront and respond to the challenges raised by the growing movement of transhumanism.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Muslim; Islamic Theology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education & Humanities > Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2020 11:07
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2020 11:30
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8216

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