Book Launch Party with Dr. Arvin Gouw, Dr. Brian Green, and Dr. Ted Peters

Thursday, October 13th 2022, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
GTU Board Room, 2400 Ridge Rd Berkeley, CA 94709,

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Arvin Gouw, Dr. Brian Green, and Dr. Ted Peters on their latest publications:

Religious Transhumanism and Its Critics (Lexington Books)

Edited by Arvin M. Gouw; Brian Patrick Green, and Ted Peters - Foreword by Aubrey Degrey

Contributions by Whitney A. Bauman; Lincoln Cannon; Levi Checketts; Ronald Cole-Turner; Celia Deane-Drummond; Ilia Delio; Francesca Ferrando; Brandon Gallaher; Elisabeth Gerle; Arvin M. Gouw; Brian Patrick Green; Noreen Herzfeld; Peter I-Min Huang; James Hughes; Jay Emerson Johnson; Nelson Kellogg; Heup Young Kim; Michael Latorra; Braden Molhoek; Markus Mühling, Ted Peters, Iris Ralph, Micah Redding, and Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

Why do representatives of different religious traditions find the transhumanist vision of the future not only theologically compatible but even inspiring? Transhumanism is a global movement seeking radical human enhancement. The trans in transhumanism marks the transition from the present stage in human evolution into the future, namely, post-human existence. Containing chapters written by adherents to a variety of religious traditions, Religious Transhumanism and Its Critics provides first-hand testimony to the value of the transhumanist vision perceived by the religious mind. In addition, the contributors critique both secular and religious transhumanism in light of realistic science and commitment to social justice.

Brian Patrick Green is the director of technology ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. His work is focused on the ethics of technology, including such topics as AI and ethics, the ethics of space exploration and use, the ethics of technological manipulation of humans, the ethics of mitigation of and adaptation towards risky emerging technologies (including ones with catastrophic risk potential), and various aspects of the impact of technology and engineering on human life and society including the relationship between technology and religion (particularly the Catholic Church). Green teaches AI ethics in Santa Clara University’s Graduate School of Engineering and formerly taught several other graduate engineering ethics courses. More detailed information of Dr. Green can be found in this link

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