Cerebra: “All-Human”, “All-Too-Human”, “All-Too-Transhuman”

Studies in Philosophy and Education 37 (4):401-415 (2018)
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In thinking the passage from the “all-human cerebrum” to what one might call the contemporary “all-too-human” cerebrum in neo-liberal societies and beyond to the “all-too-transhuman” cerebrum in the cybernetic society, in contrasting Wells’s idea of a new world order with the dystopia of the disordering un-world, in considering the prospects of a “world brain” faced with the realities of the “global mnemotechnical system”, in highlighting the differences between the global and authoritarian instrument of “control” in Wells and the descriptions of the control society by Deleuze, and finally, in critiquing the “unifying of the general intelligence services of the world” in Wells and the capturing of the “general intellect”, this paper maps the contemporary prospects of the “world brain” against the backdrop of the worldweariness of the present.

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A thousand plateaus: capitalism and schizophrenia.Gilles Deleuze - 1987 - London: Athlone Press. Edited by Félix Guattari.
The posthuman.Rosi Braidotti - 2013 - Malden, MA, USA: Polity Press.
Taking Care of Youth and the Generations.Bernard Stiegler - 2010 - Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press.

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