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I. Roots and Core Themes

  1. Max More and
  2. Natasha Vita-More

Published Online: 11 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118555927.part1

The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future

The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future

How to Cite

More, M. and Vita-More, N. (eds) (2013) Roots and Core Themes, in The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future, John Wiley & Sons, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118555927.part1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 29 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118334294

Online ISBN: 9781118555927

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Keywords:

  • human life;
  • philosophy;
  • science;
  • technology;
  • science;
  • transhumanism

Summary

This is the first section of the The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future, which discusses the roots and core themes of transhumanism and address some of the underlying themes that have formed its philosophical outlook. This section presents a definitive overview of transhumanism. Transhumanism is a class of philosophies that seeks the continued evolution of human life beyond its current human form as a result of science and technology guided by life-promoting principles and values. Transhumanism promotes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and evaluating the opportunities for enhancing the human condition and the human organism opened up by the advancement of technology.