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Freeze, wait, reanimate - Om kryonik, hybris och levande döda

Wållgren, Ingrid LU (2011) ILHK01 20111
Division of History of Ideas and Sciences
Abstract
Cryonics is the process of freezing legally dead humans in the hope that future science would one day restore them to life, youth and health. The cryonics field is thus seeking a solution to death. This controversial practise has given rise to a heated biopolitical debate on life, death, suspended animation and ethics.
My analysis maps out the occurring ideas that constitute cryonics, ideas reaching further back in history than the practise itself and often found in the fiction preceding the facts. The ambition is to understand how these occurring ideas are dealt with in the modern cryonics debate: Pinpointing the ideas, putting them in a historical context, as well as pursuing a critical analysis of the given premises. Awareness is given... (More)
Cryonics is the process of freezing legally dead humans in the hope that future science would one day restore them to life, youth and health. The cryonics field is thus seeking a solution to death. This controversial practise has given rise to a heated biopolitical debate on life, death, suspended animation and ethics.
My analysis maps out the occurring ideas that constitute cryonics, ideas reaching further back in history than the practise itself and often found in the fiction preceding the facts. The ambition is to understand how these occurring ideas are dealt with in the modern cryonics debate: Pinpointing the ideas, putting them in a historical context, as well as pursuing a critical analysis of the given premises. Awareness is given of occurring myths, such as the concept of hubris, and how these myths and metaphysical arguments intermingle with science facts and political statements. (Less)
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author
Wållgren, Ingrid LU
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ILHK01 20111
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Kryonik, idéhistoria, hybris, levande döda, skendöda, odödlighet
language
Swedish
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3519878
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2013-09-03 15:09:52
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  abstract     = {Cryonics is the process of freezing legally dead humans in the hope that future science would one day restore them to life, youth and health. The cryonics field is thus seeking a solution to death. This controversial practise has given rise to a heated biopolitical debate on life, death, suspended animation and ethics.
My analysis maps out the occurring ideas that constitute cryonics, ideas reaching further back in history than the practise itself and often found in the fiction preceding the facts. The ambition is to understand how these occurring ideas are dealt with in the modern cryonics debate: Pinpointing the ideas, putting them in a historical context, as well as pursuing a critical analysis of the given premises. Awareness is given of occurring myths, such as the concept of hubris, and how these myths and metaphysical arguments intermingle with science facts and political statements.},
  author       = {Wållgren, Ingrid},
  keyword      = {Kryonik,idéhistoria,hybris,levande döda,skendöda,odödlighet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Freeze, wait, reanimate - Om kryonik, hybris och levande döda},
  year         = {2011},
}