Post-human versus Trans-human. Dialogue, indexicality, human enhancement

Author/s Barbara Henry
Publishing Year 2016 Issue 2016/55
Language Italian Pages 15 P. 9-23 File size 203 KB
DOI 10.3280/LAS2016-055002
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In this contribution, I aim to develop a philosophical account of post-human that allows us to conceive a future society of humanoids who are free and equal. ‘Post-human’ is to be interpreted here as material, not anthropocentric but rather interspeciesist, intercultural and syncretic dimension, as horizon of effective sharing of practices. In contrast, trans-human is meant to refer to the transcending of humans into an ‘ideal’, an immaterial network made up only of software, and lacking of relations with any material beings. The trans-humanism is an ideology directed towards the passing/abolition of the status of ‘being human’ in terms of finite and incarnate living beings, of which the myth/prevision of mind uploading is one of the most emblematic goals

Barbara Henry, Post-umano versus trans-umano. Contesti di interlocuzione e potenziamento umano in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 55/2016, pp 9-23, DOI: 10.3280/LAS2016-055002