Re: French culture and extropianism (was Re: Hello)

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Wed Nov 14 2001 - 13:11:08 MST

On Wed, Nov 14, 2001 at 02:35:31PM +0100, Jacques Du Pasquier wrote:
> And though I am now interested in politics (in fact reading Hayek with
> pleasure right now), I have yet to make useful links with Ancient
> Greece. (it's definitely somewhere among the next steps of my
> intellectual development)

I think (and this is going to sound like a broken record to many list
members :-) that there is a lot of transhumanistically relevant material
in Aristotele (or rather, starting with Aristotele and developing from
him). The issue of human dignity, what constitutes a good life and the
view of human potential is very relevant. I also think Hayek made a
great contribution here by emphasizing the evolutionary and processual;
we are not so much human beings as human becomings. A transhumanist
concept of what it means to be a human (and hence trans- and posthuman)
would need to deal with these issues.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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