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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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Toward Omega

Toward Omega

Hedonism, Suffering, and the Evolutionary Vanguard

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(p.103) 3 Toward Omega
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Transhumanism
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Andrew Pilsch

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9781517901028.003.0004

Chapter 3 considers suffering as a problem in transhumanism by juxtaposing the hedonistic abolitionism advocated by Oxford philosopher David Pearce to the Christian mystical transhumanism of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. In this juxtaposition, the evolutionary vanguard is established as crucial for evolutionary futurist utopian thought.

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

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