[ExI] transhumanism as a philosophy

Natasha Vita-More natasha at natasha.cc
Tue Jun 22 16:29:07 UTC 2010

Oh for goodness sakes Damien.  I will wait for an apology for such a
unnecessary accusation.

Natasha Vita-More

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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 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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