RADICAL DESIGN: HUMAN ENHANCEMENT AND THE ICONISTIC POLIS
Transhumanism developed as a philosophy that became a cultural movement and is now regarded as a growing field of study. It is a complex mix of philosophical anthropology and philosophy of technology that brings together diverse problems from various fields such as philosophy, social sciences, cultural studies, neuroscience, information science, biomedical science, molecular biology and artificial intelligence. Transhumanism aims at modifying and upgrading human beings through technology claiming that biological evolution is incomplete and without direction. Although it adopts elements of humanism such as rationality, self-knowledge, self-care, autonomy and self-creation it does so with reference to the ideal of the creation of a new human species. The aim of the paper is to understand transhumanism in the context of the iconistic polis.
How to cite this Paper: Theofanis Tasis. “Radical Design: Human Enhancement and The Iconistic Polis.” Philosophy of Architecture: Proceedings, edited by Ružica Bogdanović, STRAND - Sustainble Urban Society Association, 2022, pp. 29–35.
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