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Transhumanism as Barbarism
Transhumanism as Barbarism

Author(s): George Cosmin Colang, Loredana Vlad
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Editura Lumen, Asociatia Lumen
Keywords: barbarism; transhumanism; evolution; otherness; beyond

Summary/Abstract: In this article, we will consider how the alterity is transformed into a new form of barbarism in the context of the increasingly accentuated development of human bio-enhancement technologies. If in the beginning, barbarism was by excellence the otherness, the stranger, the unknown, today we have to deal with a strange approach were the human is transformed and adapted to the consumerism market. In this way, as we will see at the beginning of the article, barbarism never breaks from civilization, but remains not beyond the city and even more not over humanity itself. It is important to know that barbarism doesn't have just a negative perspective but has an approach within all the unknown things that are viewed as skeptical or with disregard. Next, we will talk about transhumanism as a transition to the otherness, quite to the unknown as barbarism. In this way, we will see that the perspective of evolution throws us into the paradigm of barbarism, in the sense that not everything new is necessarily innovative, as not everything old is outdated.

  • Issue Year: VIII/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 33-43
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English