[ExI] Transhumanism as a philosophy
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.
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