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by Byron L. Sherwin

Golem Legend: Origins and Implications epub ebook

Author: Byron L. Sherwin
Language: English
Publisher: University Press of America (May 1985)
Pages: 60 pages
ISBN: 0819144037
ISBN13: 978-0819144034
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Sherwin looks at the influence the golem legend has had in the popular imagination, tracing its history and focusing on some of the questions that have the legend poses: What does it mean to create an artificial human? How do you define "human" or "life"? What are the rights of a. .

Sherwin looks at the influence the golem legend has had in the popular imagination, tracing its history and focusing on some of the questions that have the legend poses: What does it mean to create an artificial human? How do you define "human" or "life"? What are the rights of an artificially created being? etc. Sherwin connects these questions to the modern advances in science and technology, like artificial intelligence and genetic engineering, that pose the same kinds of questions

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The Golem Legend: Origins and Implications, by Byron L. Sherwin, University Press of America, Lanham, Maryland, 1985. A short scholarly discussion of the development, diversity, and relevance of the Golem legend. The Golem Remembered, 1908–1980: Variations of a Jewish Legend, by Arnold Goldsmith, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1981. A scholarly look at the many appearances of the Golem and of Golem-inspired figures within popular Western culture.

Golems Among Us: How a Jewish Legend Can Help Us Navigate the Biotech Century, 2004. The Golem Legend: Origins and Implications, 1985. Jewish Ethics for the Twenty-First Century: Living in the Image of God, 1999.

The Golem legend: Origins and implications. Coauthors & Alternates. ISBN 9780819144027 (978-0-8191-4402-7) Hardcover, University Press of America, 1985. Find signed collectible books: 'The Golem legend: Origins and implications'.

In Golems Among Us, Byron Sherwin briefly traces the fascinating history of the golem legend in Western culture, then shows what lessons it holds for us in navigating a safe journey philosophically, theologically, ethically, and in public policy through the minefield of social and biological.

In Golems Among Us, Byron Sherwin briefly traces the fascinating history of the golem legend in Western culture, then shows what lessons it holds for us in navigating a safe journey philosophically, theologically, ethically, and in public policy through the minefield of social and biological engineering in which we now stand.

Byron L. Sherwin, The Golem Legend: Origins and Implications (Lanham, New York, 1985), p. oogle Scholar. 23. Thomas Carlyle, On Heroes, Hero-worship and the Heroic in Literature (London, 1896), p. 283 (Carlyle’s italics). In his book Shadowtime: History and Representation in Hardy, Conrad and George Eliot (London and New York, 1993), Jim Reilly is troubled by apparent contradictions in George Eliot: ‘She seems to be able to express scepticism and yearning simultaneously towards an object that is more contradictory the more one examines it’ (pp. 56–7).

History of The Legend First mentioned in the Book of Psalms in the Hebrew Bible, the word 'golem' is not used. The Golem Legend: Origins and Implications" by Byron L. The earliest tales in literature of an artificial man include the Legend of The Golem, recorded in the Jewish Talmud circa 200 . The creation of The Golem from clay or mud is described in many ways, including by magic spell. The earliest known written tales of The Golem date to circa 1200 . oral versions of the legend existed in Poland and Prague circa 1580, in Germany circa 1625, and in Lithuania 1750-1820.

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