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TranshumanismEvolutionary Futurism and the Human Technologies of Utopia$
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Andrew Pilsch

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781517901028

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9781517901028.001.0001

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An Inner Transhumanism

An Inner Transhumanism

Modernism and Cognitive Evolution

(p.25) 1 An Inner Transhumanism

Andrew Pilsch

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 1 explores the modernist roots of evolutionary futurism through the uptake of Friedrich Nietzsche by the European avant-garde. Foregrounding the work of Mina Loy and P.D. Ouspensky, the chapter argues that modernism embodies evolutionary futurism through what I call an "inner transhumanism."

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

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