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Posthumanism refers to several different threads of philosophical, epistemological, and theoretical approaches that challenge an anthropocentric view of relationships between species and diverse elements of ecological systems. The prefix post- refers to the possibility of a way of conceiving of a world that no longer uses the term human as a central defining category. That is to say, it refers to a period after human. This does not mean that the bodies currently designated as human will cease to exist. Instead, such bodies are conceptualized as neither central to nor radically distinct from their environment. That said, within posthuman scholarship, there are threads that point to humans as disappearing, either by becoming extinct or by being radically modified by cyborg formations such as artificial intelligence ...

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