From Humanism to Meta-, Post- and Transhumanism?
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The relationship between humanism, metahumanism, posthumanism and transhumanism is one of the most pressing topics concerning many current cultural, social, political, ethical and individual challenges. There have been a great number of uses of the various terms in history. Meta-, post- and transhumanism have in common that they reject the categorically dualist understanding of human beings inherent in humanism.
The essays in this volume consider the relevant historical discourses, important contemporary philosophical reflections and artistic perspectives on this subject-matter. The goal is to obtain a multifaceted survey of the concepts, the relationship of the various concepts and their advantages as well as their disadvantages. Leading scholars of many different traditions, countries and disciplines have contributed to this collection.

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Irina Deretic is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. She is head of the project «History of Serbian Philosophy», supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.
Stefan Lorenz Sorgner is Associate Professor of Philosophy at John Cabot University in Rome, director and co-founder of the Beyond Humanism Network and Fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET).

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Contents: Irina Deretic/Stefan Lorenz Sorgner: Introduction – Irina Deretic: On the Origin and Genesis of Humans and Other Mortals in Plato’s Protagoras – Rafael Ferber: Plato’s «Side Suns»: Beauty, Symmetry and Truth. Comments Concerning Semantic Monism and Pluralism of the «Good» in the Philebus (65a1–5) – Christos Y. Panayides: Aristotle and Darwin on Living Things and Teleology – Pauliina Remes: «For Itself and from Nothing»: Plotinus’ One as an Extreme Ideal for Selfhood – Hans Otto Seitschek: Christian Humanism: An Alternative Concept of Humanism – Ivan Vukovic: Kant’s Two Conceptions of Humanity – Drago Ðuric: Darwin’s Naturalization of Ethics – Una Popovic: Heidegger’s Transformation of Traditional Concept of the Human Being – Nenad Cekic: Humanism, State and Freedom: Nozick’s Minimal Humanism? – Evanghelos Moutsopoulos: Is a Renewal of Humanism Possible Today? – Boris Bratina: Other or The Other? – Mikhail Epstein: Creative Disappearance of the Human Being: Introduction to Humanology – Regine Kather: Humans and Nature: Modern Society between Cultural Relativism and the Ontological Foundation of Values – Marija Bogdanovic: Times of Hope and Risk: Market Based Genetics – Karen Gloy: Post-Humanistic Thinking and Its Ethical Evaluation – Evangelos D. Protopapadakis: Earth as a Life-raft and Ethics as the Raft’s Axe – J. Hendrik Heinrichs: Trans-human-ism: Technophile Ethos or Ethics in a Technological Age? – Mirjana Pavlovic: The «Literature of Humanity»: The Case of Lu Xun’s Diary of a Madman Biljana Dojcinovic: Modernist Narrative Techniques and Challenges of Humanity: John Updike in European Perspective – Marina Milivojevic-Madarev: The Idea of Humanism in the Work of Sarah Kane – Evi D. Sampanikou: Posthumanism in Contemporary Greek Art: Marios Spiliopoulos, Traces of Human Beings – Predrag Milidrag: Post-humanism of The Matrix Trilogy – Yvonne Förster: The Body as Medium: Fashion as Art – Goran Gocic: One Genealogy of De-centring – Jaime del Val: Metahuman: Post-anatomical Bodies, Metasex, and Capitalism of Affect in Post-posthumanism – Stefan Lorenz Sorgner: Nietzsche’s Virtue Ethics and Sandels’ Rejection of Enhancement Technologies: Truthful, Virtuous Parents may enhance their Children Genetically.
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