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From Humanism to Meta-, Post- and Transhumanism?

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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.
Irina Deretić is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. She is head of the project «History of Serbian Philosophy», supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.
Stefan Lorenz Sorgner is Associate Professor of Philosophy at John Cabot University in Rome, director and co-founder of the Beyond Humanism Network and Fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET).