Wrestling with the Posthuman: Understanding the Relationship between Human Autonomy and Technology





Humanism, Transhumanism, Posthumanism, Posthuman, Autonomy, Philosophy of Technology


In this paper, I examine the term "posthuman," which is often used to describe the possible future state of humanity. However, it is often difficult to understand what this term is meant to describe. I examine the claims of two movements that use this term: transhumanism and posthumanism. These movements are presented in the context of humanism. Both movements present how technologies are changing human autonomy and how posthuman beings arise out of this change. I formalise and critique these accounts of the posthuman. I conclude that neither movement adequately explains the transition from the human to the posthuman.


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How to Cite

Malík, J. (2022). Wrestling with the Posthuman: Understanding the Relationship between Human Autonomy and Technology. TECHNO REVIEW. International Technology, Science and Society Review /Revista Internacional De Tecnología, Ciencia Y Sociedad, 11(2), 123–140. https://doi.org/10.37467/gkarevtechno.v11.3252



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