[ExI] LIT: The Medusa Complex - A Theory of Stoned Posthumanism

natasha at natasha.cc natasha at natasha.cc
Wed May 20 21:13:35 UTC 2009

Quoting Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com>:

> At 10:40 PM 5/20/2009 +0200, Stefano wrote:
>> This is also the sense of the Heideggerian Abbau, or "deconstruction"
> Or arguably "Destruktion" since deconstruction is more properly the
> Derridean method.
> I think we have to assume litcritsprache has independently coined the
> term "posthumanism" as another step beyond Althusserian "antihumanism,"
> so it has no obvious relevance to the transhuman/ posthuman spectrum
> discussed in discourses such as this list.

I'm not convinced that Althusseerian antihumanism is anti-humanistic  
because structuralism places identity at the center, whereby all else  
is a matter of building blocks of perception in decoding culture.  
Seems very humanistic for its relevance to human, and transhumanist  
for its ability to build structures based on behaviors - (now  
including nonbiological behaviors).

Am I wrong, or am I wrong?


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