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Archive for the ‘Philosophy’ Category

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April 16, 2014

Should we be optimistic? Is optimism rationally justified? Is it practically justified?

April 11, 2014

“Get creative about the future!”

April 11, 2014

If every instrument could accomplish its own work, obeying or anticipating the will of others, like the statues of Daedalus, or the tripods of Hephaestus, which, says the poet, ”of their own accord entered the assembly of the Gods;”if, in like manner, the shuttle would weave and the plectrum touch the lyre without a hand to guide them, chief workmen would not want servants, nor masters slaves.

March 28, 2014

Are the fundamental objectives of transhumanism inherent in being human?

March 25, 2014

Who is more “luddite”: the individual or the state?

March 25, 2014

Should we leave open the possibility that religious traditions may have something to offer to the transhumanist movement?

March 6, 2014

This issue includes seven articles on transhumanity from a Jaspersian perspective, discusses the meaning, nature, and scope of transhumanist and post-humanist philosophies, and critically engages ideas concerning enhancement technologies and enhanced human/trans/post-human beings as well as an introduction by Gregory Walters.

January 23, 2014

The Hollywood cliché is that artificial intelligence will take over the world. Could this cliché soon become scientific reality, as AI matches then surpasses human intelligence?

January 7, 2014

How can philosophies from the past be used for humanity’s future?

December 30, 2013

I realize that a large part of my interest in longevity science derives from fear of death. To the extent that chronic fear is controlling me and perturbing my life experience, the dissolution of the fear of death is a worthy goal, quite independent of longevity.

Ben Goertzel and Hugo de Garis
January 18th, 2011

Ben Goertzel converses with Hugo de Garis on his transhumanist argument for the reality of a Creator.

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