n Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe - TRANSHUMANISME :

Volume 45, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0041-4751


The aim of this article is to deconstruct the hierarchical opposition between 'good' (antimodern) and 'bad' (hypermodern) postmodernism in order to critically examine the implications of 'hypermodern postmodernism' for the humanistic tradition. It is argued that the transhumanistic movement, one of the more radical exponents of this hypermodern postmodernism, can be understood as a radicalization of the humanistic project. From an evolutionistic-technological perspective it is claimed that the future scenario of the transhumanistic programme, as we find it for example in the work of Hans Moravec, is not too far-fetched. Next, some radical, normative questions posed to humanism by the transhumanistic programme are brought forward and explored.

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