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Philosophers and Transhumanism

April 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Transhumanism is the most revolutionary transformation in the history of mankind; if even a small amount of what leading futurists predict comes true we will need to redefine the meaning of the word ‘human.’

Below is a paper written for a contemporary philosophy class wherein I urge philosophers to seriously consider the ramifications of transhumanism. Since writing this paper, IEET (and others) have written similar pieces indicating that some philosophers are doing just that.

Why Philosophers Should Get Serious About Transhumanism.