Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism 24 (1):103-114 (2016)

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Transhumanism conceives itself as the next phase of humanism, postulating to leave behind most of its allegedly outdated features and paradigms. To that purpose, transhumanism has recently developed its own philosophy to get to a concrete social ideology, on which political action can be based. This philosophy has been first concentrated in the best-selling book “The Transhumanist Wager”. We discuss the basic elements of the social philosophy of transhumanism in its attempt to overcome traditional humanism both in the social sphere and in politics, including the innovative elements and the contradictions inbuilt in its current self-concept and thought.
Keywords Humanism and Technology  Zoltan Istvan  Social Ideology  Humanism and Futurism  Transhumanism  Humanism and Innovation  Transhumanist Wager
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DOI 10.1558/eph.31528
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