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God, Human, Animal, Machine by Meghan O'Gieblyn

God, Human, Animal, Machine

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God, Human, Animal, Machine by Meghan O'Gieblyn
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Aug 24, 2021 | ISBN 9780385543828

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“Meghan O’Gieblyn’s essays are ‘personal’ in that they are portraits of the private thoughts, curiosities, and uncertainties that thrive in O’Gieblyn’s mind about selfhood, meaning, moral responsibility, and faith. There’s nowhere her avid intellect won’t go in its quest to find, if not ‘meaning,’ then the available modern tools we might use, today, as humans, to create it. O’Gieblyn is a brilliant and humble philosopher, and her book is an explosively thought-provoking, candidly personal ride I wished never to end. This book is such an original synthesis of ideas and disclosures. It introduces what will soon be called the O’Gieblyn genre of essay writing.” –Heidi Julavits, author of The Folded Clock

“[O’Gieblyn] is a whip-smart stylist who’s up to the task of writing about this material journalistically and personally; her considerations encompass string theory, Calvinism, ‘transhuman’ futurists like Ray Kurzweil, and The Brothers Karamazov… A melancholy, well-researched tour of faith and tech and the dissatisfactions of both.” Kirkus Reviews
 
“One of the strongest essayists to emerge recently on the scene has written a strong and subtle rumination of what it means to be human. At times personal, at times philosophical, with a bracing mixture of openness and skepticism, it speaks thoughtfully and articulately to the most crucial issues awaiting our future.” –Phillip Lopate

“O’Gieblyn has a knack for keeping dense philosophical ideas accessible, and there’s plenty to ponder in her answers to enduring questions about how humans make meaning: ‘Metaphors,” she writes, “are not merely linguistic tools; they structure how we think about the world.’ Razor-sharp, this timely investigation piques.” Publisher’s Weekly 

“A fascinating exploration of our enchantment with technology.” –Eula Biss, author of Having and Being Had

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