Posts Tagged ‘ Posthumanism ’

Transhumanismus und Posthumanismus – Ein Überblick Oder: Der schmale Grat zwischen Utopie und Dystopie

Mai 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Posthuman age, Sociohistorical analysis, Topics

The essay gives a detailed and selective overview over the discussion of transhumanism and posthumanism, taking account of the most influential authors‘ impact on the movement. Their most important texts are bound to mark the scientific development of posthumanistic and transhumanistic concepts. Examples taken from literature, film and artistic performance show their impact in public, being both enriched by the scien-tific approach and guiding also the latter.



Beyond Humanisms

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

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.



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