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Transhumanism, abbreviated as H+ or h+, is an international intellectual and cultural movement that affirms the possibility and desirability of fundamentally transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available technologies to eliminate aging and to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities and develop posthuman possibilities.
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The aim of this work is to highlight the milk production potential of camels in Sudan and to identify the production constraints and the contribution of camel milk to the subsistence of camel owners. With a growing increase of importance of medicinal and nutritional values of camel milk worldwide, there is an urgent need to exploit potentials, as i...
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Instead of intelligence and originality, both problematic to define, Turing focused on the element of surprise. “Machines take me by surprise with great frequency,” he reported in describing his own scientific experiments, the risks of his endeavors, and how he calculated in a “slipshod fashion.” Can a machine “do something really new?” he asks. Ye...
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Resumen: el objetivo de este texto es mostrar la tensión que existe entre dos proyectos: el humanista y el transhumanista. Aquí se expondrá la tesis de que el proyecto transhumanista puede proponer una vida que vale la pena ser vivida desde la mejora tecnológica. Para lograr defender esta tesis se propondrá como itinerario examinar la tesis de la e...
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https://www.dykinson.com/libros/desarrollo-de-la-identidad-y-el-buen-caracter-en-el-siglo-xxi/9788411226615/ ________________________________________________________________________________ HOW TO CITE: Castillo, P. (2023). ¿Singularidad educativa? Fronteras entre el transhumanismo y el florecimiento humano [Educational singularity? Frontiers betwe...
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The article considers digital human rights as a relatively new social-legal phenomenon which has recently become the focus of scientific discussions. Some scientists believe that digital rights have specific determinants which explain their character of sui generis , i.e., digital rights represent a new - fourth - generation of human rights. The au...
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Mark Walker, one of the ideologists of modern transhumanism, developed a number of neuroethics provisions for the implementation of the “human enhancement” project. The basic elements of “making happy” are neurovirtues mediated by the introduction of genetic engineering (the creation of “happy-people-pills” (HPP)). The methodological basis or norm...
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James Hughes, American sociologist and bioethicist, a founder of the movement of democratic transhumanism and Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET), is also a developer of a special original project which presupposes techno-optimism as its methodological foundation, more critical and pro-state approach to radical tec...
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A lo largo de la historia, el arte siempre ha estado ligado a lo corporal, como herramienta y lenguaje, objeto de representación, soporte y concepto. Se vuelve lugar, frontera y campo para la reflexión. Un elemento en constante evolución, marcado y transformado por los cambios sociales. Con la tecnología, también ha variado la forma de relacionarno...
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This paper addresses the scholarly debate over Nietzsche’s relationship to transhumanism. Most writing on this topic has focused almost exclusively on whether or not Nietzsche’s thought is philosophically compatible with transhumanist philosophy. Because ideas are not always transmitted in philosophically cogent ways, this approach is inadequate to...
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Absztrakt Matthew Baker Átalakulás című novellája a bio-és a cyberpunk határán mozog. Hibrid fikcióként az emberi élet és általában a létezés egészét érintő digitalizáció lehetséges jövőbeli irányát jeleníti meg. Az adatosításban és az azzal összekapcsoló-dó virtualizációban rejlő emancipációs potenciálra építi fel irodalmi világát és narratíváját,...
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This paper outlines the proposal for an egalitarian, transhumanist, and communal version of ars moriendi that should be coherent and meet the consequentialist criteria of the principle of minimizing anti-values and maximizing values, especially the ethical values of freedom and happiness. Transhuman-ist augmented dying (AD) refers to the extended b...
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This paper analyzes Richard Powers’s Generosity: An Enhancement (2009), a self-reflexive novel in which Powers explores some of the possibilities and challenges of increasing human happiness levels through biotechnology. As this work sets out to show, Powers’s greatest success in the novel may be his choice to adopt certain conventions typical of m...
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Relating the worldwide impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the human psyche to the phenomenon of mass formation (an extreme form of collectivism and groupthink in the face of a perceived common threat and strategies to deal with it), the present investigation had two objectives: To create a reliable and valid scale to measure COVID-19-related mass for...
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Terasem, adı son yıllarda duyulmaya başlamış tekno-dinsel bir hareket olan Transhümanizmin amaç ve ideallerine farklı yollardan ilerleyen ve bu ilerlemeyi etik, hukuki ve özellikle de dini açılardan değerlendiren dini transhümanist bir harekettir. Canlılığı beyin aktivitelerinden ibaret gören Terasem, beyin fonksiyonlarını ve tecrübelerini, beyne b...
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The metaverse is presented as a possible new technological iteration for the Internet. The generation of virtual universes in which the physical and the digital converge raises the question of how education will be addressed in these new systems. We find, however, pioneering exercises such as Minecraft: Education Edition. This platform is a version...
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Bilim ve teknolojinin gelişmesi ile birlikte 20. Yüzyıl’da insanlık dijital bir dönüşüm yaşamaya başlamıştır. Dijital dönüşüm ile birlikte insan ve insana dair her şeyde ciddi bir değişimin oluşmaya başladığı görülmektedir. İnsanın insanla, çevreyle ve Tanrıyla ilişkisinin de etkilendiği birçok noktada farklı akımların ortaya çıktığını söyleyebilir...
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The goal of this paper is to encourage participants in the debate about the locus of cognition (e.g., extended mind vs embedded mind) to turn their attention to noteworthy anthropological and sociological considerations typically (but not uniquely) arising from transhumanist and posthumanist research. Such considerations, we claim, promise to poten...
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THE WORLD OF INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE IN THE GRIP OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES: BEING AN ARTIST IN THE TIME OF THE PANDEMIC Positioning ourselves at the intersection between the materialization of the idea of love, proposed by the new materialism and transhumanism, and the changes in the manifestations of love, induced / brought forward by social media platfo...
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The paper attempts to analyze the role and importance of law in the development of the digital economy, as well as enforcement and incentive measures. This is a descriptive study, and an overview of the most important normative acts regulating the development of the digital economy in Russia is given. Various aspects of the reverse impact of the di...
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The article's analysis focuses on the ontological aspects of social existence harmonious. Ethical principles of good are the main de-confliction mechanisms, factors that are reproduced and responsible for solving the problem of social and individual order. Universal ethical values-freedom, love, responsibility, creativity is a pre-existing knowledg...
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There has been, in recent times, a resolution to make up for the traditional lack of prominent female representation in audiovisual popular culture. HBO’s series Lovecraft Country (2020) constitutes one of such proposals. By focusing on a group of African American characters who must struggle with the terrifying reality of Jim Crow U.S. as well as...
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The paper aims to explore the harmonious relations between man and nature, in terms of ecopsychology, representing a solutionfor pointless/deviant discussions in the field of post- and transhumanism, especially in the abnormal period of the pandemic. According to the author, the establishment of harmony is primarily contained in the “moderation” of...
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The human enhancement debate has over the last few decades been concerned with ethical issues in methods for improving the physical, cognitive, or emotive states of individual people, and of the human species as a whole. Arguments in favour of enhancement defend it as a paradigm of rationality, presenting it as a clear-eyed, logical defence of what...
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Contemporary breakthrough discoveries of biological sciences and the ongoing technological revolution make the problem of the border of human life and the ways of its designing sound today in a completely new light. The aim of the paper is primarily to identify problems that arise on the legal grounds in connection with the latest discoveries of sc...
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Robot-assisted surgery is the next phase in the process of transhumanism. Presently, robotic surgery is used in various benign and malignant gynaecological procedures. Robot-assisted surgery is significantly superior to open surgeries in post-surgical hospital stays; however, the difference is less significant in the case of laparoscopic surgery. E...
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TransHuman Saunter is a geolocative artwork that documents the entanglements of four women of color artists with the multispecies ecosystem of the Indian Banyan Tree in Brisbane City Botanic Gardens, Australia. The work positions itself during a time where the impacts of capitalism and colonialism are evident in the planetary crisis of climate chan...
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The paper discusses transhumanism as "the ultimate utopia" to build a better world in which all humans (and other sentient beings) are happy. It argues that the happiness to be achieved through the realization of transhumanist postulates is only apparent and in fact not desirable, for the price for it is too high in terms of human autonomy and free...
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The study seeks to analyze four contemporary science fiction novels, namely, Adrian Tchaikovsky's Dogs of War (2017) and Bear Head (2021), and Jeff VanderMeer's Borne (2017) and Dead Astronauts (2019), to show how the power of technology can radically disrupt and even destroy the already porous human-animal boundary that has for so long been separa...
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The issue of quality of life has been a subject of major interest in the course of history, even though it was originally related to a specific philosophical question of a good life. Nowadays, the quality-of-life issue represents a more complex term, related to a lot of aspects that make human life good, valuable and meaningful. In this article, th...
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Forthcoming in Science and Engineering Ethics (Springer) The human enhancement debate has over the last few decades been concerned with ethical issues in methods for improving the physical, cognitive, or emotive states of individual people, and of the human species as a whole. Arguments in favour of enhancement defend it as a paradigm of rationali...
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Immortality, in the personal sense, is defined as the potential to freely choose the moment of individual death, rather than having the meaning of eternal life. Man is a symbol and metaphor-creating being who apprehends the world through his imaginary power. The desire to give a place to an "inevitable" individual death, has led mankind to many pow...
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The enactive approach is becoming increasingly influential within the philosophy of cognition, to the extent that it is now one of the dominant models of embodied cognition—an umbrella term for a varied set of discourses sharing the view that our minds don’t just happen to be ‘in’ bodies, but are enabled, shaped and (at least partly) constituted by...
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На примере оценки содержания тяжелых металлов в донных отложениях водных объектов предложен подход, обеспечивающий эффективную технологию хранения, сопровождения и оценки информации, получаемой в процессе мониторинга окружающей среды, а также алгоритм ее цифровизации с построением модели типа «цифровой двойник». Показано, что комплексное использова...
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Posthumanism and transhumanism are often identified. However, modern researchers indicate the fundamental difference between these intellectual schools. The fundamental idea of posthumanism is the rejection of biological, ethical, and ontological anthropocentrism. Transhumanism focuses on changing and improving natural human characteristics through...
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Resumo: O objetivo deste trabalho é apresentar a tese do filósofo e economista nipo-americano Francis Fukuyama, conhecida como "fim da história", para refletir sobre o argumento central dessa tese de que o transumanismo representa um problema para a democracia. Para tanto, será realizada uma análise conceitual, a partir de trechos selecionados, dos...
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The cumulative impact of enhancement technologies may alter the human species in the very long-term future. In this article, I will start showing how radical genetic enhancements may accelerate the conversion into a novel species. I will also clarify the concepts of 'biological species', 'transhuman' and 'posthuman'. Then, I will summarize some eth...
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En la biomedicina contemporánea, los nuevos medicamentos y tecnologías pueden utilizarse no solo para curar a los pacientes, sino también para potenciar las capacidades humanas: diseño genético, alteración de las funciones cognitivas y emocionales, aumento de la esperanza de vida o potenciación del rendimiento deportivo. Esta evolución representa u...
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The following paper focuses on the current meaning of environmental aesthetics and the aesthetics of landscapes. Its purpose is to show the relationship of human artificial living to natural living and human health as well as aesthetic and social emotions depending on health landscapes. There is the terms “environmental aesthetics” and “aesthetics...
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Transhumanism, race, gender, and cultural identity in early 21 st century popular culture movies: Black Panther; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; and Wonder Woman is the focus of this essay. Transhumanism refers to a super-powered human, able to transcend conventional human capabilities and accomplish physical, psychic, intellectual, and emotional f...
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What if any limitations should biohacking have in relation to sexualised bodies? Could posthumanism offer a liberating decoding of sexual identity?Will the socially constructed gender binary disappear? Will this allow us to rid ourselves of gender inequality? Is this the path we may envisage from transhumanist discourses and current biohacking prac...
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‘Transhumanism is the world’s most dangerous idea’ (pp.1–2), at least according to American political scientist, economist, and writer Francis Fukuyama in 2004. This sentiment echoes a time when even Walt Disney and his ideas were considered the world’s most dangerous by German philosopher Theodor Adorno. Adorno was fascinated and concerned by Disn...
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The chapter discusses the philosophical challenges associated with transhumanism and metamodernism, which underlie the phenomena of the metaverse and possible missional responses through the metanarratives in the Bible.
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Innovation created a great impact right from 21 st century, in all the aspects of life, societies and customs. It has worked on mankind in incalculable ways. At present, innovation performs an inevitable part in individual's everyday life that has become unbelievable to imagine a future-society with absence of innovation. Despite the fact that, it...
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Uncertainty, dynamism of transformations, liquid and incertitude are the leading features of the present age, through which time, society, and human situation are increasingly defined. This work examines the interrelationships between human position and social change in traditional, modern, and postmodern societies. The “social – personal” system i...
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Introduction Neuroscience advances open the debate on improving brain functionality and human behavior. Transhumanism advocates the use of biotechnology for the betterment of man, transcending into another nature. Neuroethics marks limits of the application and experimentation in neuroscience, also proposing an interdisciplinary philosophical refle...
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In every historical period man has been guided by ethical and/or moral imperatives. According to them, his behavior must not harm other individuals. If the man of Modernity was under the empire of the Kantian categorical imperative, the postmodern individual is looking for an ethics of our times. Along with postmodernity, the technique and technolo...
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This article is a critical interdisciplinary study of biohacking as a specific case of transhumanism and its goals of enhancement and age intervention. It focuses on the organising principles underlying the biohacking movement's relationship to ageing and technoscience. The argument traces how the historical and scientific body technologies of mole...
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Postmodern ethics precisely regulate the actions of the postmodern individual. Unlike modern ethics, that have an imperative character, postmodern ethics are constructed and adapted to a changing society, in the context of the ever-accelerating development of technology and the transhumanist proposals for bioimprovement. Thus, postmodern ethics pro...
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In the historical process, family and religion are supportive of one another, even needy to one another. The family became the bearer of religious values, while religion protected the family by sanctifying. In doing so, they have secured the survival of social life and of themselves. However, secularization has reduced the influence of religion on...
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Without extending the historical analysis, this article analyzes the relationship between the legal concept of person with regard to the notion of living independently. The concept is normatively established in Article 19 of the CRPD and is presented as a legal fiction. The legal technique of fictio iuris is the premise for analyzing contemporary p...
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The term "transhumanism" has emerged in connection with the development of artificial intelligence and, more recently, with the robotization of thinking and communication. It imprints a new concern with philosophical debates on new topics related to transhumanism. Extensive fields of socio-humanistic sciences and disciplines are involved in these d...
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Recently, Brummett and Crutchfield advanced two critiques of theists who object to moral enhancement. First, a conceptual critique: theists who oppose moral enhancement commonly do so because virtue is thought to be acquired only via a special kind of process. Enhancement does not involve such processes. Hence, enhancement cannot produce virtue. Ye...
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Öz Yapay zekanın gelişimiyle bağlantılı olarak, belleğin dijital imkânlarla sanal gerçeklik evrenine aktarılabilmesinin mümkün hale gelmesi olasılığı ve bunun toplumsal sahaya ve din alanına olası yansımaları son günlerde daha sık gündeme gelmeye başlamıştır. Bu çalışmada, dijital çağda ölüm sonrası ve kişinin ölümsüzlük arayışı ile ilintili olarak...
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Review of Joel Oesch, Crossing Wires: Making Sense of Technology, Transhumanism, and Christian Identity
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Jules Verne, one of the most visionary writers of his time and even the human history, put technology at the center of his literary universe and wrote novels in which he predicted the progress of humanity on the line of civilization centuries ago. However, his early works, his hopeful discourses on the human civilization’s development shifted to a...
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Transhumanism's project of building a „better world” is to give sentient beings all-pervasive happiness. Philosophy sees happiness as a permanent, full, and justified satisfaction with one's life as a whole. The „better world” offers no such happiness because of reducing it to the fulfilment of desires and new experiences. Happiness becomes a descr...
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Hardback ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-8506-5 This edited collection, dedicated to the issue of Homo Kybernetes, sheds light on the genesis and development of opinions about the technosphere as an aesthetic problem par excellence from different points of view. In this sense, the contributions here reflect not only on the cybernetic way of thinking as a condi...
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Death is a core feature of the human experience and a main driver of civilisational endeavours. Attempts to transcend it have propelled the emergence of a postmortal society in the twenty-first century, where people have looked into the various possibilities to achieve some form of immortality. While research on the postmortal society and the futur...
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Our fascination with artificial intelligence (AI), robots and sentient machines has a long history, and references to such humanoids are present even in ancient myths and folklore. The advancements in digital and computational technology have turned this fascination into apprehension, with the machines often being depicted as a binary to the human....
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In a recent book devoted to the axiology of theism, Kirk Lougheed has argued that the ‘complete understanding’ argument should be numbered among the arguments for anti-theism. According to this argument, God’s existence is detrimental to us because, if a supernatural and never completely understandable God exists, then human beings are fated to nev...
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This paper presents a comparative analysis of transhumanist provisions and ideas manifested through fiction, particularly, in the novel by V.O. Pelevin “Transhumanism Inc”. The common points of convergence are revealed: the author’s interpretation of a number of transhumanistic ideas and possible variations of transhumanistic scenarios implemented...
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This paper analyzes the provisions of the transhumanist “philosophy” implemented in contemporary art, particularly, in cyber art. The performance Inferno created by two artists - Louis-Philippe Demers and Bill Vorn is presented as a case study. The artists have shown this performance in various parts of the world: from the USA to Russia. From the p...
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Posthuman Bliss? The Failed Promise of Transhumanism by Susan B. Levin presents a well-informed and structured critique to transhumanism. Not only transhumanist ethical and sociopo-litical applications are challenged: the theoretical assumptions and implications of transhumanism are made explicit and put into discussion, thereby confronting transhu...
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The article is a review of the monograph of the professors of the Department of Ontology and Theory of Cognition of the RUDN University V.M. Naidysh and O.V. Naidysh Civilization and Rationality. Essays on the Philosophy of Mythology (Moscow: Rusains, 2020. 286 p.) which explores social-philosophical and epistemological aspects of the civilizationa...
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Resumen: La presente reflexión surge de un ejercicio investigativo que viene realizándose entorno al transhumanismo en su vertiente info. La investigación tiene por tópico fundamental, revisar bajo la óptica de la "realidad", la concepción antropológica que tienen sobre la corporeidad y la humanidad, algunos de sus representantes: Moravec y Kurzwei...
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Posthuman Philosophy and Transhuman Philosophy have gained traction in recent years and can no longer be viewed as fringe movements. This paper will argue that these related fields are based on a misconceived philosophy of “the human” and calls for a renaissance in the posthumanism debate informed by phenomenology. First, the paper will trace the p...
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The article examines bioconstitutionalism and neuroconstitutionalism as theoretical and constitutional-legal categories in modern multifaceted jurisprudence; scientific approaches to understanding dignity in bioethics, bio-law and neuro-law, its role in the formation of the humanistic, existential and bioethical core of modern bioneuroconstitutiona...
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Presentation at the discussion panel entitled "Decolonizing Transhumanism" at the Fifth Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion in Bologna (June 20, 2022)
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The utopian narrative of transhumanism proposes the posthuman as the telos of humanity. This suggestion may seem foreign, but posthumanism correlates with man’s deepest desire in all centuries and places to eliminate suffering and death. In fact, technology is present to “solve” the human life’s crisis of sickness, poverty, and war. The authors rec...
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Bu çeviriye atıf yapmak için DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.12507.23844/1 (The article titled “Transhumanism, Posthumanism, And The 'Cyborg Identity'” was published in "Fe Journal" (Volume 13, Issue 1). This form is the author approved Turkish translation and its critique. Author: Cennet Ceren Cavus, Translate with footnotes: Nursena Cetingul)
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The study highlights a critique to fictional representation of Posthuamnism in Walter Mosley's novel blue light. It is a science fiction novel. Mosley is well known for writing crime fiction in America. He has presented the changing time and needs of the twentieth century. He has portrayed his thoughts in the novel and convinced people for the tech...
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PESTEL-Analysis, 30 Macro-Trends in international management, 4th industrial revolution, effect of 4 lockdowns on KPI of Austrian SMEs (Key Findings of the Study of Austrian Ministery for Digitalisation), Agenda 2030 of the United Nations, Sustainability Marketing, Stakeholder Economy, Triple Bottom Line, "The Great Reset", (Book of Schwab & Maller...
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Generative AI technologies, both visual and musical, have created conflicts around their authenticity, as well as a concern of AI taking over the art world in recent years. By tracing these concerns back to photography and computer art, it can be observed that the same questions gained the same popularity by creating a societal level of controversy...
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A review of Sorgner's book on transhumanism; some praise for categorization and definitions, some critique for lack of engagement with posthumanism and ecosystemic thought. This line at the bottom of page 272 was misprinted: "Imagine, instead, that we designate the after-transhuman posthuman as something like ‘post-transhuman’ or ‘posthuman’." It s...
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The article focuses on the evolution of cyberspace from a myth-critical perspective: the presence of irrational and fantasy elements in seemingly rational and scientific cyberpunk as a subgenre of hard science fiction. Our research primarily focuses on two significant works: William Gibson’s Sprawl trilogy (1984-1988), an icon of early cyberpunk, a...
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Partiendo de una crítica a la concepción antropológica que subyace a la visión transhumanista del futuro de la humanidad, el propósito de este estudio es dar cuenta de la relevancia que posee hoy la soteriología cristiana para el progreso de la cultura humana. Para ello se muestra la profunda responsabilidad antropológica que adquiere la revelación...
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This article presents Franz Rosenzweig’s concept of redemption as a vehicle for raising some important questions for confronting the contemporary movement of Transhumanism. The upshot of our discussion is located in the existential questions asked, following a philosophical comparison of Rosenzweig’s religious and philosophical commitment to human...
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Klara and the Sun, the latest novel by Nobel-prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro, forces one to reckon with one's own anxieties about the future of emerging technologies and confront deep questions about the nature of dignity, existence, and humanity. The novel also provides one with complex characters and a speculative future through which to live new liv...
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This study aims to propose post truth as one of the constructions of transhumanism. To make it easy to understand, the research took case studies in cyberspace related to Covid-19 in Indonesia. Fairclough's critical discourse analysis method is used to analyze post truth on Instagram social media. The results show that post truth as a construction...
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In the context of digitalization, globalization, and internationalization, the twenty-first century has changed societies as well as their institutions and concepts, significantly affecting powerful communication technologies and the speed and forms of access to information. Being employable, coping with global competition, and having the appropria...
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The article considers issues related to the use of artificial intelligence methods in the technoscience concept while moving from personnel management to human resource management using artificial intelligence elements. Authors consider the development of human resources at the expense of cognitive-communicative resources of personnel in specific (...
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At the present stage of realizing the transhumanistic concept, its reflection in various fields of scientific knowledge should be considered, considering the possible risks formed by the transhumanistic space. This concept provokes interest both for its direction and its contradictions. The article considers alternative concepts and tools different...
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The article discusses the problems of developing new educational programs for universities and issues that need to be addressed by coordinating with various system institutions under the influence of transhumanism. The methods of analysis, generalization of the regulatory and methodological framework, and external expertise in interaction with empl...
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Research Question: Transhumanism and human enhancement are misunderstood and controversial because of their perceived erosion of human nature as it is commonly understood. What are the impulses towards the transcendence of the human condition and what are some of the positive outcomes foreseen by techno-utopians?
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The protection of the human species and the role of the law There are many reasons why we might think that the human species might be in danger. We talk about global warming which produces major unusual natural disasters; increasingly destructive weapons; serious terrorist attacks with chemical weapons, etc. But we cannot ignore one of the threats...
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Traducción del artículo originalmente publicado como Sorgner, S. L. (2017). Immortality as Utopia and the Relevance of Nihilism. En Y. Tuncel (ed), Nietzsche and transhumanism. Precursor or enemy? (pp. 248-261). Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Este texto ha sido Publicado con la autorización de Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Agradecemos a Stefan Lor...
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Traducción del artículo publicado originalmente como Sorgner, S. L. (2011). Zarathustra 2.0 and Beyond: Further Remarks on the Complex Relationship between Nietzsche and Transhumanism. The Agonist, a Nietzsche Circle Journal, 4(2).
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Amid complex issues like those of the Anthropocene, choice of methodology in inquiry is critical to assure the validity of an inquiry’s conclusions. Confidence in its success can be gained initially through the exercise of introspection. More importantly, the complexity of inquiry needs to be commensurate with that of the subject. Since ανθρωπός (a...
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Ever since the first Epistle to the Romans was published, Karl Barth has been accused of espousing Marcionism. Since the early 1920s, the polemical buzzword of “Marcionism” was associated with wide variety of theological assessments. Barth - unlike Adolf von Harnack, for example - distanced himself from all of them. Grappling critically with the al...
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How can the ubiquitous digitalization in the early twenty-first century be grasped and characterized? A media-change perspective that focuses on innovation-driven, complex co-evolutionary processes distinguishes two phases of digitalization and points to the following characteristics of its second phase: digitalization is an intertwined bundle of s...
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The technological revolution in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Autonomous Robotics is expected to transform societies in ways we cannot even imagine. The way we live, interact, work, and fight wars, will not be like anything witnessed before in human history. This qualitative research paper endeavors to examine the effect of said technological ad...
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Unlike the traditional conception of humanism, transhumanism, posthumanism, and metahumanism defend a new understanding of humanism. They construe human beings as entities that can no longer be ontologically distinct from other living beings. But even if these conceptions put forward a more modest conception of human beings than the one we find wit...