Biophilosophien

Wissenschaft, Technologie und Geschlecht im philosophischen Diskurs der Gegenwart

S. Lettow: Biophilosophien

Von den ersten Organtransplantationen in den 1960er-Jahren über die Reproduktionstechnologien bis hin zur Stammzellforschung und der viel diskutierten Hirnforschung sind Biowissenschaften immer auch Gegenstand philosophischer Debatten. Weit über das Fach hinaus prägen sie unser Denken und Sprechen und damit auch öffentliche Auseinandersetzungen. Die Autorin geht den geschlechterpolitischen Dimensionen dieser Biophilosophien nach. Sie gibt erstmals einen kritischen Überblick über den philosophischen Diskurs zu Biowissenschaften und Biotechnologien von der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts bis in die Gegenwart.

Recent Publications

  • Russia and the Western Far Right: Tango Noir

      The growing influence on the Western far right has been much discussed in the media recently. This book is the first detailed inquiry into what has been a neglected but critically important trend: the growing links between Russian actors and Western far right activists, publicists, ideologues, and politicians. The author uses a range of …
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  • On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

    In the twentieth century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people, promised to protect them from global existential threats, and rejected reason in favour of myth. European history shows us that societies can break, democracies can fall, …
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  • The Transformation of Foreign Policy

    The study of foreign policy is usually concerned with the interaction of states, which date back to the so-called “Westphalian system,” also the time at which modern “foreign policy” vocabulary was invented. Given the close semantic ties between the two, examining foreign policy in earlier as well as in later periods involves conceptual and terminological …
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