Homo sapiens has always been an animal species which somewhat ‘exceeds’ its own nature. Therefore, transhumanism is not that different from humanism. In fact, the latter is but another form of humanism, while posthumanism is a condition completely beyond humanity. More specifically, posthumanism means a form of life which is beyond ‘subjectivity’. Such a subjectless life places itself beyond ethics and politics too. Therefore, posthumanism implies a non-humanistic humanity, that is, a form of humanity that finally is animal.

Posthumanism and Animality

CIMATTI, Felice
2017

Abstract

Homo sapiens has always been an animal species which somewhat ‘exceeds’ its own nature. Therefore, transhumanism is not that different from humanism. In fact, the latter is but another form of humanism, while posthumanism is a condition completely beyond humanity. More specifically, posthumanism means a form of life which is beyond ‘subjectivity’. Such a subjectless life places itself beyond ethics and politics too. Therefore, posthumanism implies a non-humanistic humanity, that is, a form of humanity that finally is animal.
Posthumanism; Animalism; Anthropocene
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