Transhumanism and Its Critics

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Reducing mind to brain functions, transhumanists use the metaphor of the computer to explain how the mind works, but as Steven Pinker has argued persuasively, this metaphor has serious shortcomings.

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Much of the attention garnered by transhumanism revolves around its most expansive hopes for the technological enhancement of human life, and no such hope is loftier than immortality.

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Transhumanism does not say we will create posthumans, rather, it makes a moral claim: We ought to create posthumans. Creating posthumans is our best bet for avoiding harm.

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By accident or design, transhumanism has often been depicted as a villain without redeeming qualities.

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Aging is inarguably the most prevalent medically relevant phenomenon in the modern world and the primary ultimate target of biomedical research.

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Cybernetics may very well offer a means for expanding the human being.

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