Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2016 12:8
Published on: 13 June 2016
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Hub Zwart, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Pieter Lemmens, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Laurens Landeweerd, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Emerging life sciences and technologies raise a plethora of issues. Besides practical, bioethical and policy issues, they have broader, cultural implications as well, affecting and reflecting our zeitgeist and world-view, challenging our understanding of life, nature and ourselves as human beings, and reframing the human condition on a planetary scale. Through this thematic series, LSSP aims to provide a podium for authors who intend to address concrete issues from a ‘continental philosophical’ perspective (which includes phenomenology, hermeneutics, dialectics, psychoanalysis, pragmatism, critical theory and similar approaches) in areas such as epistemology, ontology and philosophical anthropology. The series aims to contribute to a diagnostics of the present and a prognostics of the future, focusing on critical normative challenges (such as embodiment, intimate technologies, social justice, biopower, nanomedicine, human enhancement and the anthropocene) and building on the work of Heidegger, Bachelard, Canguilhem, Habermas, Serres, Foucault, Žižek, Stiegler, Sloterdijk and others, but targeting concrete up-to-date case studies. Special attention is given to genres of the imagination (novels, movies, theatre, art) as laboratories for reflection.