Nietzschean Meditations

Nietzschean Meditations : Untimely Thoughts at the Dawn of the Transhuman Era

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Nietzschean Meditations takes its inspiration from the version of Nietzsche that was popular before the Second World War, which stressed the 'Zarathustrian' elements of his thought as the harbinger of a new sort of being - the Ubermensch. The book updates the image of this creature to present a version of 'transhumanism' that breaks with the more precautionary and pessimistic approaches of humanity's future in contemporary 'posthumanist' thought. Fuller follows Nietzsche in discussing deeply and frankly the challenging issues that aspiring transhumanists face. They include their philosophical and especially theological roots, the implications of transhumanism for matters of life and death, and whether any traces of classical humanity will remain in the 'transhuman' being.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 220 pages
  • 156 x 226 x 25mm | 513g
  • Basel, Switzerland
  • English
  • 3796539467
  • 9783796539466

About Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller is Auguste Comte Professor of Social Epistemology at the University of Warwick, UK. Originally trained in history and philosophy of science, he is the author of more than twenty books. His most recent work has been concerned with the future of humanity.
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