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“Vous serez comme Dieu” – une analyse historique et philosophique de la dernière mutation d’un rêve séculaire : l’homme augmenté

“Vous serez comme Dieu” – une analyse historique et philosophique de la dernière mutation d’un rêve séculaire : l’homme augmenté

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WOLTERS, Gereon, 2014. “Vous serez comme Dieu” – une analyse historique et philosophique de la dernière mutation d’un rêve séculaire : l’homme augmenté. In: EDGARDO D. CAROSELLA, , ed.. Nature et Artifice : l’homme face à l’évolution de sa propre essence. 1. Auflage. Paris:Hermann, pp. 191-201. ISBN 978-2-7056-8967-4

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