[ExI] Transhumanism as a philosophy

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Thu Jun 17 16:35:30 UTC 2010

On 6/17/2010 10:40 AM, Max More wrote:

> My puzzlement was due to (a) the suggestion that transhumanism could not
> be a philosophy in the absence of a "major text" (presumably a book),

My expression was "a *formal philosophy*", which traditionally has been 
instantiated in a corpus of books and papers (even existentialism, which 
was high on action).

> and (b) your citing as one of the standout sources Great Mambo Chicken.

No no no. I mentioned that (sorry I wasn't clearer) as an instance of 
the sort of book that *did* exist--lightweight and impressionistic.

The various sources you cite do aggregate to form an argument, so 
perhaps that is indeed sufficient. But many of them do not seem to me to 
have the character of *philosophical* exchange--which absence might be 
regarded as a damned good thing, admittedly.

Damien Broderick

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