Review of Contemporary Philosophy
This article by Nick Bostrom (Oxford University) – whose work is at the more academically respectable end of what can be a fairly uneven field – does a good job of summarising the transhumanist position, though it’s important when reading this to understand that he does not use the term ‘posthuman’ in the sense that, for example, Badmington does.
What is your own response to the ‘values’ he proposes? Do you find them attractive or repellent? On what basis?
The table below summarizes the transhumanist values that he proposes.
TABLE OF TRANSHMANIST VALUES
Figure 2.Table of transhumanist values
I don’t find them attractive or repellent I find them frightening.
Bostrom mentions education a few times here: what might his vision of transhumanism mean for the future of education? What would a transhumanist theory of education look like?