[ExI] transhumanism as a philosophy

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Tue Jun 22 05:27:50 UTC 2010

On 6/21/2010 11:56 PM, Max More wrote:

> Is *materialism* a philosophy? Is it a philosophical system? (Perhaps
> these should be treated as two separate questions.)

I don't even know what "materialism" means; it seems a sort of pre-20th 
century formulation, maybe pre-19th century, since QT and SR and GR seem 
more like "symmetryism" or "geometrism" or "ergism". I think maybe 
"naturalism" is a bit like what most people mean, or "positivism," or 

> If so, what are its
> core texts?

De rerum natura by Lucretius, all the way to Carnap and Ryle and Dewey 
and Nagel and Dennett and dog knows what all anti-dualists? See, eg, 

Damien Broderick

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