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Technological Worlds and the Birth of Nature: On Human Creation and Its Theological Resonance in Heidegger and Serres

Thomas A. Carlson

in Without Nature?

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780823230693
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823237227 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823230693.003.0014
Technological Worlds and the Birth of Nature: On Human Creation               and Its Theological Resonance in Heidegger and Serres

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This chapter addresses the relationship between human nature and the technological possibility of personal re-creation. It identifies a stream of philosophical and theological anthropology that defines the human, paradoxically, as that which can never be finally defined. If this is true, it would be a threat to human nature if technology eliminated all chance and ignorance or if reactions to genetic technology insisted on a single human definition. It proposes that the human possibility might be understood in terms of love, that is, a natural openness that precludes definition.

Keywords: nature; human nature; personal re-creation; love

Chapter.  7496 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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