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A Phenomenological Perspective on Transhumanism from the Perspective of the Spoken of Being

Antonio Sandu () and Loredana Terec-Vlad ()
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Antonio Sandu: Professor PhD Hab., Stefan cel Mare University from Suceava & LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Iasi, Romania. Phone:+4 0740 151 455
Loredana Terec-Vlad: PhD Student - Stefan cel Mare University from Suceava, Romania.

Postmodern Openings, 2016, vol. 7, issue 1, 67-76

Abstract: Transhumanism is a cultural phenomenon that is gaining increasingly more notoriety in the Western public space. The transhumanist movement is an eclectic, interpretative community, bringing together concerns reffering to the extension of human life, the creation of a non-human alterity – particularly in the form of Artificial Intelligence –, the radical improvement of cognitive, sensory and motor performances, and even the increase in the level of morality of the individual. All these enhancements of the human condition are due to the current or immediate progress of science and human technology. The relatively heterogenous currents that constitute this transhumanist movement are coagulated by a trust in technology and the techno-optimism they show. This paper aims to analyse the semiotic possibility to signify the Being in the condition of a posthuman existential state, without an effective analysis of the transhumanist discourse on the Being.

Keywords: transhumanism; posthuman existential condition; techno-optimism; transcendence of the limitations of human condition. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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