Ephemeroi - Human Vulnerability, Transhumanism, and the Meaning of Life

Michael Hauskeller

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/SetF.2019.013

Abstract


This essay is a reflection on our lived experience of being human, or of some prominent aspects of being human, in light of rising demands to use already existing and soon to be developed technologies to fundamentally change what we are. The aspects the essay focuses on are, first, our existential vulnerability and, second, our desire to live a life that, in some way or another, matters and is in that sense meaningful.


Keywords


vulnerability; transhumanism; human nature

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