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Transhumanism: Evolutionary Futurism and the Human Technologies of Utopia

Andrew Pilsch


This book argues that transhumanism should be taken more seriously as a Utopian force in the present. Combatting the widespread idea that transhumanism is a naive and dangerous reframing of the most excessive forms humanist thought, this book situates the contemporary transhumanist movement within the longer history of a rhetorical mode Pilsch calls "evolutionary futurism." Evolutionary futurism is a way of arguing about technology that suggests that global telecommunications technologies, in expanding the geographic range of human thought, radically reshape the future of the human species. Ev ... More

Keywords: Transhumanism, Utopia, Rhetoric, Posthumanism, Technology, Mysticism, Futurism, Feminism, Cybernetics, cyborgy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781517901028
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9781517901028.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Pilsch, author
Texas A&M University

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