Philosophy panel discussion - Transhumanism

Philosophy panel discussion - Transhumanism

“Transhumanism envisions the world as one in which Nature is no longer driving our species' evolutionary bus.” 

—Andrew Pilsch (2017) 

Many critics argue that Transhumanism is an irresponsible pursuit of an impossible utopia, and that it does more to undermine humanist philosophy than develop it. Others, like Aubrey de Grey, point out that the pursuit of longer, healthier lifespans is straightforwardly a good thing since it benefits individuals and the human species; it frames death and ageing as the result of biological flaws that can and will be remedied.

Is transhumanism possible? Would it be a good or bad thing for the human race?

This event will begin with perspectives on transhumanism offered by three specialists from history, philosophy, and the biosciences, which will be followed by an audience-led discussion.

Speakers:

Alyx Robinson (Philosophy)

Charlotte Sleigh (History)

Linas Tamošaitis (Biosciences)

Moderator:

Todd Mei (Philosophy)

Location

Cinema, The Gulbenkian, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NB
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Time

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Open to all

Contact

Mary Daly
secl@kent.ac.uk