The Machine in the Body: Ethical and Religious Issues in the Bodily Incorporation of Mechanical Devices

  • Courtney S. Campbell
  • James F. Keenan
  • David R. Loy
  • Kathleen Matthews
  • Terry Winograd
  • Laurie Zoloth
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 98)

A substantial portion of the developed world’s population is increasingly dependent upon machines to make their way in the everyday world. For certain privileged groups, computers, cell phones and PDAs, all permitting the faster processing of information, are commonplace. In these populations, even exercise can be automated as persons try to achieve good physical fitness by riding stationary bikes, running on treadmills, and working out on cross-trainers that send information about performance and heart rate.


Cochlear Implant Left Ventricular Assist Device Religious Tradition Mechanical Device Faith Community 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Courtney S. Campbell
    • 1
  • James F. Keenan
    • 2
  • David R. Loy
    • 3
  • Kathleen Matthews
    • 4
  • Terry Winograd
    • 5
  • Laurie Zoloth
    • 6
    • 7
  1. 1.Oregon State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of TheologyBoston CollegeUSA
  3. 3.Xavier UniversityUSA
  4. 4.Department of Biochemistry & Cell BiologyRice UniversityUSA
  5. 5.Stanford UniversityUSA
  6. 6.Feinberg School of MedicineUSA
  7. 7.Weinberg College of Arts and SciencesNorthwestern UniversityUSA

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