According to Hegel’s bird’s eye-view of the world, the Owl of Minerva takes flight at dusk. If this bird is supposed to be the personification of philosophical insight, then we start thinking deeply about the nature of something only once… Read More ›
Tag Archive for ‘transhumanism’
For those who still don’t know what it is, transhumanism is basically the application of science and technology to amplify the human condition, potentially well beyond our biological default settings. As someone who has increasingly identified with transhumanism since publishing… Read More ›
Anyone who takes transhumanism seriously is almost by default an ‘ethical modernist’. The position is easiest to state in terms of the history of philosophy. It is someone who believes that Kant and Bentham in the late 18th century set… Read More ›
Review by James MacFarlane The Proactionary Imperative aims to provide a comprehensive intellectual basis for the emerging progressive movement of transhumanism. This is approached though four main chapters, then culminating in a manifesto. The first chapter sets the scene by… Read More ›
I recently saw the film Transcendence with a close friend. If you can get beyond Johnny Depp’s siliconised mugging of Marlon Brando and Rebecca Hall’s waddling through corridors of quantum computers, Transcendence provides much to think about. Even though Christopher… Read More ›
[I want to thank Adam Ford and Jim Collier for earlier posting this report on their websites, respectively, H+ Magazine and the Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective. (The latter site includes links to the various figures and concepts raised… Read More ›
A video from TED Warwick where Steve Fuller talks about the problem of defining humanity.