By Polona Tratnik
This e-book displays at the phenomenon of biotechnology and the way it impacts the physique and discusses a few comparable concerns, together with visualization, mediation, and epistemology.
The writer deals a compelling thesis, arguing that the exploration of the human physique has one final target: to realize wisdom of it and to overcome it. Exploration of physique has an intrinsic hyperlink to strength, on account that wisdom is constitutive for the facility over the physique. finally the conquest of physique potential the facility to intrude into existence processes.
The publication breaks new floor 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 study procedure through 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 article of exploration.
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