[ExI] If anyone wants to Respond to the IEET piece re "Problems of Transhumanism"
stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 21:23:29 UTC 2010
On 8 February 2010 19:37, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> But as I said a moment ago in another post, your statement doesn't sound
> like a ringing endorsement of the position that "liberal democracy is the
> best path to betterment," which is the point Hughes is making about
>>Humanism. Where he goes from there is questionable if not absurd *as a
> generalization*--but there's certainly a technocratic, elitist tendency in a
> lot of >H discourse I've read here over the last 15 years or so.
One could contend, exactly from what I have always taken as James
Hughes' position, that "liberal democracy" *is* an élitist system,
only one where the circulation of the élites is very slow and limited,
and where the selection criteria thereof is very debatable... :-)
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