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Artificial Life


September 2020 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
New developments in life science and information science invite rigorous inquiries into what we mean by - and ascribe to - 'life'. This text provides a summary of the key technical and legal developments and an account of why these developments are so unsettling to established categories like 'human', 'technology', and 'nature'.

In five short chapters – that discuss spaces of life; theories of life; the industrialization of life; spaces of property; and new imaginaries -

Artificial Life

· explains how research in biology and informational technology questions the division between human and animal, human and machine, bodies and data, cells and information

· provides an account vitalist and bio-philosophical thinking from Whitehead to Deleuze

· elucidates a new set of ideas and methods focused on complexity and emergence

The text outlines the principal themes with economy and directness; while the focus is on issues of active social concern - like stem cells research – which have stimulated theoretical and methodological developments in the humanities and social sciences. This will be of interest to a wide range of disciplines in the social sciences.

 
Spaces of Life
 
Theories of Life
 
The Industrialization of Life
 
Spaces of Property
 
New Imaginaries

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