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From Humanism to Meta-, Post- and Transhumanism?


Edited By Irina Deretić and Stefan Lorenz Sorgner

The relationship between humanism, metahumanism, posthumanism and transhumanism is one of the most pressing topics concerning many current cultural, social, political, ethical and individual challenges. There have been a great number of uses of the various terms in history. Meta-, post- and transhumanism have in common that they reject the categorically dualist understanding of human beings inherent in humanism.
The essays in this volume consider the relevant historical discourses, important contemporary philosophical reflections and artistic perspectives on this subject-matter. The goal is to obtain a multifaceted survey of the concepts, the relationship of the various concepts and their advantages as well as their disadvantages. Leading scholars of many different traditions, countries and disciplines have contributed to this collection.
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Ivan Vuković, University of Belgrade - Kant’s Two Conceptions of Humanity


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Ivan Vuković

University of Belgrade

Kant’s Two Conceptions of Humanity

We remember Kant for his radical critique of metaphysics, despotism, church and aristocracy, and as a visionary of a rational humanity that actively seeks the political form that could protect the inborn freedom of men and make sense of their moral equality. We remember him as a groundbreaking philosopher who gave the coup de graçe to an entire culture and layed grounds for a new era — our own time.

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