This paper will seek to investigate the subject of transhumanism through a hands-on approach, using group-members own magnetic finger implant. The hands-on approach will include a device, able to produce a wide variety of electromagnetic fields and hereby investigate the limits and options of what one is able to sense using a magnetic implant. In addition this project makes use of introspection in order to clarify what impact magnetic implants have on the subjects transhuman transformation. The introspective method will be based on Schwitzgebels definition in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The matter of defining senses will be explained in a philosophical discourse. We will discuss the debating article ‘Making sense of the senses’ of 2002 by Brian L. Keeley and seek to determine how he defines a sensory modality. The paper concludes that, in terms of introspection, vocabulary and context have a great impact on the results and discusses if this method is applicable to an non-mental subject such as a magnetic implant in accordance to the definition put out by Schwitzgebel. Furthermore the paper concludes that an extra sensory modality is possible through a magnetic implant, though according to Brian L. Keeley it does not qualify as an actual individual sense.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||19 dec. 2014|
- Sensorisk modalitet