Re: The Politics of Transhumanism

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Mon Jan 14 2002 - 15:34:54 MST

On Mon, Jan 14, 2002 at 01:31:17PM -0800, Reason wrote:
> ---> Mike Lorrey
> > Yes, how is it, again, that you can claim that humanism is not an
> > existing failed political model?
> I wasn't.
> Humanism in the sense of individual creed for dealing with people that leads
> to general sets of prescriptions when filtered through whatever political
> model you're using. But not a political model itself. I wasn't performing a
> left side = right side sort of of paragraph there.

Humanism has also suffered quite a bit of definition drift too, see - in this set of definitions, the
humanism Reason and I are mentioning is Cultural Humanism (although I
Renaissance and Enlightenment Humanism might be suitable terms too). A
lot of the other humanisms have quite divergent agendas.

I think the fate of the term humanism is a bit of a warning to us

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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