Theory & Social Science

Agamben, Giorgio. The Open: Man and Animal.  Trans. Kevin Attell. Stanford: Stanford University, 2004.

Allen, Colin and Wallach, Wendell. “Moral Machines: Contradiction in Terms  or Abdication of Human Responsibility?” Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics. Ed. Patrick Lin, Keith Abney and George A. Bekey. MIT Press, 2014.

Badmington, Neil. Alien Chic: Posthumanism and the Other Within. London and New York: Routledge, 2004.

— ed. Posthumanism. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave, 2000.

Benjamin, Walter. “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.” Illuminations. Ed and Trans. Hannah Arendt. London: Fontana, 1968.

Bennett, Jane. Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things. Durham, NJ: Duke University Press, 2010.

Bergson, Henri. Creative Evolution. Trans. Arthur Mitchell. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1911.

Bogost, Ian. Alien Phenomenology: or What It’s Like to Be a Thing. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.

Bostrom, Nick. Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Brynjolfsson, E. and A. McAfee. The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies. New York: WW Norton, 2014.

Calo, Ryan, M. “Robots and Privacy.” Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics. Ed. Patrick Lin, Keith Abney and George A. Bekey. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012.

Campbell, Timothy C. Improper Life: Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011.

Christian, Brian. The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive. New York: Doubleday, 2011.

Clark, Andy. Being There: Putting Brain, Body and World Together Again. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1997.

—. Natural Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Clarke, Arthur C. Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry Into the Limits of the Possible (1962). London: Pheonix, 2000.

David-Floydl, R. and J. Dumit, eds. Cyborg Babies: From Techno-Sex to Techno-Tots. Routledge, 1998.

Deitch, Jeffrey, ed. Post Human. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 1992.

DeLanda, Manuel. War in the Age of Intelligent Machines. New York: Zone Books, 1991.

Dennett, Daniel. Consciousness Explained. New York: Little, Brown & Company, 1991.

Derrida, Jacques.  The Animal That Therefore I Am. Trans. David Wills. New York: Fordham University Press, 2008.

—. The Gift of Death & Literature in Secret. Trans. David Wills. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.

—. Dissemination. Trans. Barbara Johnson.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983.

—. Writing and Difference.  Trans. Alan Bass. London: Routledge, 1978.

Descartes, Rene. A Discourse on Method: Meditations and Principles. Trans. John Veitch. London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1912.

Dobrin, Sidney, ed. Ecology, Writing Theory, and New Media: Writing Ecology. New York: Routledge, 2011.

— and Sean Morey, eds. Ecosee: Image, Rhetoric, Nature. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2009.

Donath, Judith. The Social Machine: Designs for Living Online. MIT Press. 2014.

Dunn, T.P. and R.D. Erlich, eds. The Mechanical God: Machines in Science Fiction. Westport Connecticut: Greenwood, 1982.

Dyer-Witheford, N. Cyber-Proletariat: Global Labour in the Digital Vortex. London: Pluto Press, 2015.

Feenberg, A. Transforming Technology: A Critical Theory Revisited. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2002.

Foucault, Michel. The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences. New York: Vintage Books, 1973.

Fukuyama, Francis. Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2002.

Gray, C. H., ed. The Cyborg Handbook. New York: Routledge, 1995

Grebowicz, Margret and Helen Merrick. Beyond the Cyborg: Adventures with Donna Haraway. New York: Columbia UP, 2013.

Haraway, Donna. Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature. New York: Routledge, 1991.

—. “From Cyborgs to Companion Species: People, Dogs and Technoculture.” Sept. 16, 2003. Lecture presented by The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities.

—. Modest_Witness@Second_Millennium. FemaleMan_Meets_OncoMouse. New York: Routledge, 1997.

—. When Species Meet. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008.

Hayles, Katherine N. How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.

—. “Afterword: The Human in the Posthuman.” Posthumanism 53 (2003): 134-137.

—. My Mother Was a Computer: Digital Subjects and Literary Texts. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

—. How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.

—. Writing Machines. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2002.

Halberstram, Judith and Ira Livingston, eds. Posthuman Bodies. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1995.

Heidegger, Martin. “The Question Concerning Technology.” Basic Writings. Ed. David Krell. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1993.

Hudson, Laura. “The Political Animal: Species-Being and Bare Life.” Mediations 23, 2 (2008): 88–117.

Hughes, James. Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future. Westview Press, 2004.

Kakoudaki, Despina. Anatomy of a Robot: Literature, Cinema, and the Cultural Work of Artificial People. Rutgers University Press, 2014

Kadoudaki, Despina. “Studying Robots, Between Science and the Humanities.” The International Journal of the Humanities, 5:8 (Dec. 2007): 165-182.

Kang, Minsoo. Sublime Dreams of Living Machines: The Automaton in the European Imagination. Harvard University Press. 2011.

Kelly, Kevin. Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines. London: Fourth Estate, 1994.

Lanier, Jared. You Are Not A Gadget. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2010.

—. Who Owns The Future. San Jose, CA: Simon & Schuster. 2013.

—. “The Myth of AI.” 14 Nov. 2014.

Latour, Bruno. We Have Never Been Modern. Trans. Catherine Porter. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1991.

—. Pandora’s Hope: Essays on the Reality of Science Studies. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1999.

—. Politics of Nature: How to Bring the Sciences into Democracy. Trans. Catherine Porter. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2004.

Latour, Bruno and S. Woolgar. Laboratory Life: The Social Construction of Scientific Facts. London: Sage Publications, 1979.

Leist, Anton and Peter Singer, eds. J. M. Coetzee and Ethics: Philosophical Perspectives on Literature. New York: Columbia UP, 2010.

Lévy, Pierre. Becoming Virtual: Reality in the Digital Age. Trans. Robert Bononno. New York and London: Plenum, 1998.

Levy, Steven. Artificial Life. London: Jonathan Cape, 1992.

Lin, Patrick, K. Abney and G.A. Beckey (Eds). Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics. MIT Press, 2014.

Lyotard, Jean François. The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge. Trans. Geoff Bennington and Brian Massumi. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1984.

Mason, Paul. 2015. PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Mazis, Glen A. Humans, Animals, Machines: Blurring Boundaries. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2008.

McHugh, Susan. Animal Stories: Narrating Across Species Lines. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011.

Menzel, Peter. F. and Faith D’Aluisio. Robo sapiens: Evolution of a New Species. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000.

Miburn, Colin.  “Nanotechnology in the Age of Posthuman Engineering: Science Fiction as Science.” Configurations 10 (2002): 261-295.

Mindell, David. Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy. New York: Viking. 2015.

Riskin, Jessica, ed. Genesis Redux: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Artificial Life. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2007.

Pettman, Dominic. Human Error: Species-Being and Media Machines. Minneapolis: University Minnesota Press, 2011.

—. Look at the Bunny: Totem, Taboo, Technology. Hants, UK: Zero Books, 2013.

Richardson, K. An Anthropology of Robots and AI: Annihilation Anxiety and Machines. New York and London: Routledge, 2015.

Riskin, Jessica.Genesis Redux: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Artificial Life. U of Chicago Press.  2007.

Sharkey, Noel. “Killing Made Easy: From Joysticks to Politics.”  Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics. Ed. Patrick Lin, Keith Abney and George, A. Bekey. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012.

Singer, Peter. “Reflections.” The Lives of Animals. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1999.

Singer, Peter and Agata Sagan. “When Robots Having Feelings.” The Guardian, Monday 14 December 2009.

Shukin, Nicole. Animal Capital: Rendering Life in Biopolitical Times. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009.

Spivak, Gayatri. An Aesthetic Education in the Era of Globalization. Cambridge, MA: London, 2012.

Somerville, Margaret. The Ethical Canary: Science, Society and the Human Spirit. Toronto and New York: Penguin Group, 2003.

Smith, Wesley J. A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy: The Human Cost of the Animal Rights Movement. New York: Encounter Books, 2010.

Squier, Susan Merrill. Liminal Lives: Imagining the Human at the Frontiers of Biomedicine. Durham, NJ: Duke UP, 2004.

Richardson, Kathleen. An Anthropology of AI and Robots: Annihilation Anxiety and Machines. New York: Routledge. 2015.

Thacker, Eugene. After Life. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.

—. The Global Genome: Biotechnology, Politics, and Culture. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005.

—. Biomedia. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004.

— and Jeremijenko Natalie. Creative Biotechnology: A User’s Guide. Newcastle, UK: Locus+ Publishing, 2004.

Truitt, E.R. Medieval Robots Mechanism, Magic, Nature, and Art. University of Pennsylvania Press. 2015.

Turkle, Sherry. Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age. New York: Penguin, 2015.

— . Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other. New York: Basic Books, 2011.

— . The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005.

Voskuhl, Adelheid. Androids in the Enlightenment: Mechanics, Artisans, and Cultures of the Self. U of Chicago Press. 2013.

Waldby, Catherine. The Visible Human Project: Informatic Bodies and Posthuman Medicine. London: Routledge, 2000.

Wallach, Wendell, and Colin Allen. Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right From Wrong. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Wiener, Norbert. Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine. MIT Press. 1965.

Wiener, Norbert. The Human Use Of Human Beings: Cybernetics And Society. Da Capo Press; Revised ed. edition (March 22 1988). 2008.


Westlake, Stian (Ed). Our Work Here Is Done: Visions of a Robot Economy. London: Nesta Foundation. 2014. Online Publication.

Wolfe, Cary. What is Posthumanism? Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.

—. Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

Wood, Gaby. Edison’s Eve: A Magical History of the Quest for Mechanical Life. New York : Anchor. 2003.

Wosk, Julie. My Fair Ladies: Female Robots, Androids and Other Artificial Eves. New Brunswick, London, New York: Rutgers. 2015.

Yaszek, Lisa. The Self Wired: Technology and Subjectivity in Contemporary Narrative. New York: Routledge, 2002.

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