The Age of Transhumanism Has Begun

Will It Bring Humanism to Its End?

Authors

  • Katja Siepmann Independent Scholar
  • Annabella McIntosh Independent Scholar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/eph.v23i2.29671

Keywords:

humanism, bioethics, benedikter, Transhumanism, technology, bioenhancement, politics, ideology, democracy

Abstract

This interview with Roland Benedikter, the European scholar of technology futures and politics, discusses the emergence of biological and computing technologies for transforming humanity. In this wide-ranging discussion, Benedikter discusses many ethical, social, and political implications to the application of these enhancing technologies and their coming political implications. Transhumanism, according to Benedikter, will represent both a powerful social ideology and a serious political agenda. How will humanism respond?

Author Biographies

Katja Siepmann, Independent Scholar

Katja Siepmann, MA, is a PhD student in the Global Studies Program at UC Santa Barbara, Member of the German Council on Foreign Relations, former Lecturer at the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Cultural Sciences of the European University Frankfurt/Oder (2014/2015) and has written for Foreign Affairs, Harvard International Review and Challenge: The Magazine of Economic Affairs.

Annabella McIntosh, Independent Scholar

Annabella McIntosh is a freelance political writer based in Berlin, Germany.

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Published

2016-02-18

How to Cite

Siepmann, K., & McIntosh, A. (2016). The Age of Transhumanism Has Begun: Will It Bring Humanism to Its End?. Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism, 23(2), 133–158. https://doi.org/10.1558/eph.v23i2.29671

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