Transhumanism

Author: Andrew Pilsch
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In this book, Andrew Pilsch counters these critiques, arguing instead that transhumanism's utopian rhetoric actively imagines radical new futures for the species and its habitat.

Tracing Rhetoric And Material Life

Author: Bridie McGreavy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319657119
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... transhumanism, see Andrew Pilsch, Transhumanism: Evolutionary Futurism
and the Human Technologies of Utopia (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota
Press, forthcoming, 2017). Richard A. Rogers, “Overcoming the Objectification of
Nature in Constitutive Theories: Toward a Transhuman, Materialist Theory of
Communication,” Western Journal of Communication 62, no. 3 (1998): 264. Julie
Kalil Schutten and Richard A. Rogers, “Magick as an Alternative Symbolic:
Enacting ...

Assessing Societal Implications Of Converging Technological Development

Author: Gerhard Banse
Publisher: edition sigma
ISBN: 3894049413
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as the age-old scourges war, poverty, and environmental degradation, the
utopian imagination always includes an implicit or explicit critique of the
economic and political structures of existing societies. Futurism, however, is often
nothing more than an extrapolation of trends in S&T, a vision of a high-tech
version of present society. ... In their futurist texts, they envisioned civilisations
that control evolution, create improved humans or new species, and colonise
outer space. In Bernal's ...

Religion And Transhumanism The Unknown Future Of Human Enhancement

Author: Calvin Mercer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440833265
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Judaism offers a unique perspective from which to view trans/posthumanism
because its utopian, apocalyptic, and eschatological dimensions originated in
ancient Judaism. Nevertheless, a Jewish engagement with transhumanism also
brings to the fore what is problematic about this futurist vision. To the extent that
trans/posthumanism seeks to alleviate human suffering and pain, Judaism is
rather supportive of the new genetics and the medical technologies based on it.
Conversely ...

Perfecting Human Futures

Author: J. Benjamin Hurlbut
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3658110449
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Transhuman Visions and Technological Imaginations J. Benjamin Hurlbut, Hava
Tirosh-Samuelson. which was a slow, uncontrolled, and unpredictable process,
now evolution will be fast, controlled, and directed by humans. This imagined
technological future is at once a vision of radical human agency and control
engendered through newfound technological powers. Notions of “[e]nhancement
revolution” (Buchanan, Brock, & Daniels, 2000; Buchanan, 2011), “radical
evolution” ...

Battlestar Galactica And Philosophy

Author: Jason T. Eberl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444356577
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In his course “New Concepts of the Human,” FM2030 used the term “transhuman
to denote any “transitory human” who's in the process of directing her own
evolution past human by adopting technology to enhance perceived
shortcomings of evolution thus far. FM2030's book, Up Wingers: A Futurist
Manifesto, features a calltoarms for transhumanist rights and activism.5 In 1980,
the first international transhumanist conference took place at UCLA. And in the
1980s technology seemed ...

The Transhumanist Reader

Author: Max More
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118555996
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Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and
Philosophy of the Human Future Max More, Natasha Vita-More. More, Max (1990
) “Transhumanism: Toward a Futurist Philosophy.” Extropy 6 (Summer), pp. 6-12.
Revised June 1994 and 1996. More, Max (1993) “Technological ... Metanexus
Institute, July 19. vimeo.coml9860229. More, Max (2010a) “The Overhuman in
the Transhuman.” Journal of Evolution and Technology 21/1 (January), pp. 1-4.
More, Max ...

Themelios Volume 42 Issue 1

Author: D. A. Carson
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ISBN: 1532632045
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While one can draw a continuum between futurum and adventus, the case
Burdett makes is that the technological futurism of the transhumanist movement is
in fact solidly futurum (although that is not a term they use). ... range of
transhumanist perspectives, Burdett finds that ultimately all three are in
agreement on at least three points: the overriding importance of the question of
the future, the malleability of humanity through both biological and technological
evolution, and the view that ...

Global Issues And Ethical Considerations In Human Enhancement Technologies

Author: Thompson, Steven John
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466660112
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This.chapter.explores.issues.in.the.relevant.literature.to.bring.the.reader.up-to-
date. on.a.current.and.future.need.for.proposed.regulation.surrounding.disability.
and.technology.for.human. enhancement.bordering.on.transhumanism. ... The.
reader.in.this.chapter.is.taken. through.contemporary.transhuman.logic,.thought,.
and.semantics.in.perceptions.related.to.metaphysical. controversies.and.futurist.
debates.on.technological.possibilities.related.to.life,.death,.and.immortality.

The Path To Posthumanity

Author: Ben Goertzel
Publisher: Academica Press,LLC
ISBN: 193090195X
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In a similar vein, the creed of the Extropians, a group of transhumanist futurists
centered in California, might be labeled 'How to technologize with a hammer.'
This group of computer geeks and general high-tech freaks wants to push ahead
with every kind of technology as fast as possible— the Internet, body modification
, human-computer synthesis, nanotechnology, genetic modification, cryogenics,
you name it. Along the way they want to get rid of governments, moral strictures,
and ...