[ExI] The Paradox of the Posthuman
stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 23:01:05 UTC 2009
On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 6:36 PM, Damien Broderick<thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> At 10:08 AM 7/27/2009 -0500, Natasha wrote:
>> Okay, so Ms. Clarke disses transhumanism.
> Fwiw, that's Dr. Clarke.
In fact, the book indicates that its content is more or less a
recycling of her doctorate thesis... :-)
BTW, I had some pain in finding the meaning of "to diss" ( 1. (US,
British, slang) to put (someone) down, or show disrespect by the use
of insulting language or dismissive behaviour), but in truth she
sounds *much* less hostile than the average neoluddite or mainstream
commentator, even though the usual pedantic, oh-so-penetrating tone of
critical theory is of course there.
Or perhaps I am just interpreting her language in a too positive way,
I should really like a second opinion...
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