Beyond Humanisms

Jan 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Philosophy, Posthuman age, Topics


Rafael Capurro International Center for Information Ethics (ICIE) (,


Abstract English

In the first part of this paper a short history of Western humanisms (Socrates, Pico della Mirandola, Descartes, Kant) is presented. As far as these humanisms rest on a fixation of the ‘humanum’ they are metaphysical, although they might radically differ from each other. The second part deals with the present debate on trans- and posthumanism in the context of some breath-taking developments in science and technology.
Angeletics, a theory of messengers and messages, intends to give an answer to the leading question of this paper, namely: ‘what does it mean to go beyond humanisms?’ The conclusion exposes briefly an ethics of hospitality and care from an angeletic perspective.


Humanism, Posthumanism, Angeletics, Ethics, Metaphysics


Rafael Capurro “Beyond Humanisms,” Journal of New Frontiers in Spatial Concepts, ISSN 1868-6648, vol. 4 (2012), 1 -12, Article ID, Pages:  12

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