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Humans: Humans, or Homo sapiens, are the most intelligent and widespread species of primates. Humans are characterized by bipedalism, large brains, and capacity for articulate speech and abstract reasoning. Humans are social creatures who live in complex societies. See also Society, Reason, Thinking, Brain, Intelligence, Language.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Terry Eagleton on Humans - Dictionary of Arguments

Morozov I 255
Human/Humanity/Eagleton/Morozov: Eagleton thesis: "Being human is something you have to be good at, like playing tuba or tolerating boredom at sherry parties."(1)
MorozovVsEagleton: if you replace tuba playing with self-tracking apps, you limit the space in which our humanity can unfold even further. This is the viewpoint of solutionism, according to which obstacles create the conditions under which our humanity is formed.
, >Community, >Socialization, >Totalitarianism.

1. Terry Eagleton, “So Bad It’s Good: Why Do We Find Evil So Much More Fascinating Than Goodness?,” The Independent, May 7, 2010, http:// arts-entertainment/ books/ features/ so-bad-its-good-why-do-we-find-evil-so-much-more-fascinating-than-goodness-1965587.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

LitEaglet I
Terry Eagleton
Literary Theory: An Introduction Duluth, MN 1996

Morozov I
Evgeny Morozov
To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism New York 2014

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