David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
In Jan Kyrre Berg Olsen Friis, Evan Selinger & Søren Riis (eds.), New Waves in Philosophy of Technology. Palgrave Macmillan (2009)
The future of humanity is often viewed as a topic for idle speculation. Yet our beliefs and assumptions on this subject matter shape decisions in both our personal lives and public policy – decisions that have very real and sometimes unfortunate consequences. It is therefore practically important to try to develop a realistic mode of futuristic thought about big picture questions for humanity. This paper sketches an overview of some recent attempts in this direction, and it offers a brief discussion of four families of scenarios for humanity’s future: extinction, recurrent collapse, plateau, and posthumanity.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Cathal O'Madagain (2012). Group Agents: Persons, Mobs, or Zombies? International Journal of Philosophical Studies 20 (2):271-287.
Lantz Miller (2012). The Moral Philosophy of Automobiles. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 25 (5):637-655.
Lantz Fleming Miller (2013). Is Species Integrity a Human Right? A Rights Issue Emerging From Individual Liberties with New Technologies. Human Rights Review:1-23.
Similar books and articles
Martha Nussbaum (2010). Part V: Some Silences in Humanity. The Foundations of Humanity / Roger Crisp ; Bystanders to Poverty / Peter Singer ; Compassion : Human and Animal. In N. Ann Davis, Richard Keshen & Jeff McMahan (eds.), Ethics and Humanity: Themes From the Philosophy of Jonathan Glover. Oxford University Press.
Richard Ashby Wilson (2010). When Humanity Sits in Judgment : Crimes Against Humanity and the Conundrum of Race and Ethnicity at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. In Ilana Feldman & Miriam Iris Ticktin (eds.), In the Name of Humanity: The Government of Threat and Care. Duke University Press.
Thierry Meynard (ed.) (2006). Teilhard and the Future of Humanity. Fordham University Press.
Brooke Alan Trisel (2004). Human Extinction and the Value of Our Efforts. Philosophical Forum 35 (3):371–391.
Nick Bostrom (2006). What is a Singleton. Linguistic and Philosophical Investigations 5 (2):48-54.
Dmitry Shlapentokh (2001). Cosmism in European Thought. Journal of Philosophical Research 26:497-546.
John Stewart (2012). The Future of Life and What It Means for Humanity. Foundations of Science 17 (1):47-50.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads50 ( #32,274 of 1,101,106 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #290,749 of 1,101,106 )
How can I increase my downloads?