By Polona Tratnik
This ebook displays at the phenomenon of biotechnology and the way it impacts the physique and discusses a few similar concerns, together with visualization, mediation, and epistemology.
The writer deals a compelling thesis, arguing that the exploration of the human physique has one final goal: to achieve wisdom of it and to overcome it. Exploration of physique has an intrinsic hyperlink to energy, when you consider that wisdom is constitutive for the facility over the physique. finally the conquest of physique capacity the ability to intrude into lifestyles processes.
The ebook breaks new flooring with its examine of physique visualizations, from the Renaissance drawings to the scientific imaging. particularly, it investigates their complicated mediality. It additionally considers the extension and the achieve of biopower that's now attainable because of quite a lot of engineering applications.
The writer initially questions the learn technique via rethinking the connection among psychological and sensual exam. She takes under consideration the epistemological challenge of the 2 modes of exploration: acquiring wisdom from empirical exploration and projecting that wisdom to the item of exploration.
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