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The BeatsA Teaching Companion$
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Nancy M. Grace

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781949979954

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781949979954.001.0001

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Humanism, Posthumanism, Transhumanism

Humanism, Posthumanism, Transhumanism

(Re)Thinking How to Teach Naked Lunch

(p.187) Chapter Fourteen Humanism, Posthumanism, Transhumanism
The Beats

Katharine Streip

Liverpool University Press

This essay captures more contemporary philosophical perspectives on Beat literature, specifically William S. Burroughs’s Naked Lunch, through the application of humanist, posthumanist, and transhumanist philosophies. The essay also includes a detailed list of key philosophical resources for teaching this approach.

Keywords:   Humanism, Posthumanism, Transhumanism, Burroughs, Philosophy, Naked Lunch

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