[extropy-chat] Semantics + Re: Identity and becoming a Great Old One

Russell Wallace russell.wallace at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 01:36:45 UTC 2006

On 1/27/06, Bret Kulakovich <bret at bonfireproductions.com> wrote:
> What is more important in this thread is the terminology being used
> to re-name classical philosophical definitions. I find this is a bit
> harrowing. It will be hard for others to take these postulates
> seriously when the rest of our species is using "monism" and
> "dualism" while we apply different terms. The geography of
> Transhumanism is on a landscape we must share with all - even if they
> died thousands of years ago.

I'm all in favor of reusing existing terminology where possible, but
unfortunately "dualism" means at least two completely different things,
which makes it worse than useless for our purposes here.

- Russell
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