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The Indiscrete Image: Infinitude and Creation of the Human

Thomas A. Carlson

Abstract

Humanity's creative capacity has never been more unsettling than it is at our current moment, when it has ushered us into new technological worlds that challenge the very definition of “the human.” Those anxious to safeguard the human against techno-scientific threats often appeal to religious traditions to protect the place and dignity of the human. But how well do we understand both theological tradition and today's technological culture? This book challenges our common ideas about both, arguing instead that it may be humanity's final lack of definition that first enables, and calls for, hum ... More

Keywords: humanity, creativity, technology, tradition, theological tradition, Martin Heidegger, human, world, creation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780226093154
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226093178.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas A. Carlson, author