Re: Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Max More (
Sun, 04 Jan 1998 13:30:25 -0800

At 12:11 PM 1/4/98 +0100, you wrote:
>Tony Benjamin Csoka <> writes:
>> Maybe della Mirandola's "Oration on the dignity of Man" should be included
>> in the reading list. It was written in 1486, and was startlingly extropian
>> in tone.

Reilly Jones has an excellent quote from Mirandola in his essay on the
history of extropic thought. Reilly's essay is available in the EXTRO 2
Proceedings volume. Mirandola really does sound like a proto-transhumanist,
despite still having religious beliefs.


Max More, Ph.D.
President, Extropy Institute:,