[ExI] transhumanism as a philosophy

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Tue Jun 22 16:20:53 UTC 2010

On 6/22/2010 8:11 AM, Natasha Vita-More wrote:

> "The big special issues of JET that we published a year or two back are
> arguably the best intellectual resource that exists, and they should be
> referred to, but I don't see any common philosophical system there."
> There is some truth to this, but it does not out-think "Extropy: A Journal
> of Transhumanist Thought". It is simply more academic in scope.

JET is available to everyone in an instant at http://jetpress.org/ . 
Despite my long interest and involvement in the topic, I have never seen 
a copy, real or virtual, of "Extropy: A Journal of Transhumanist 
Thought," and as I pointed out recently it doesn't appear to be 
accessible online. Bryan urled to the Wayback Machine, but it isn't 
there either, it seems. The Extropy Institute has been closed down for a 
long time now. Bostrom and Hughes and Sandberg and Blackford are 
everywhere, in person and in print, while Max is... less so (except, 
perhaps tangentially, in the business community). Hence, it hardly seems 
necessary to invoke a conspiracy to explain why the active and visible 
representatives of transhumanism get more attention--and have more sway, 
assuming they do.

The >H READER might change this, when and if it appears.

Damien Broderick

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