Prof. Anna Bugajska: wykład w ramach Kircher Network Online Lecture Series
Zapraszamy na wykład współpracowniczki Instytutu Filozofii, p. dr hab. Anny Bugajskiej prof. AIK pt. "Human Enhancement: Myth, Ideology and Utopia". Wykład w języku angielskim odbędzie się 17 czerwca w godz. 17.00-19.00 na platformie Webex (link poniżej).
Human enhancement is closely linked to the rise of the transhumanist movement (Humanity+), which actively propagates radical techno-transformation of humanity. It frequently utilizes tropes known from mythology, utopian visions of a hedonistic paradise or a morally perfect utopia, and sometimes veer in the direction of religious and ideological discourse. Three aspects of this discourse: myth, ideology and utopia, will be analyzed. Although the three aspects are coexistent and sometimes overlap, they are not selfsame. The myth here will be understood as a specific fiction legitimating and codifying unfounded belief in human enhancement as the way to salvation or goal of life. It will be related to the studies by Michael Hauskeller (2014, 2016), Calvin Mercer and Tracy J. Trothen (2014), and Ernst Bloch (1992). The ideological dimension will be taken to mean the construction of a system of ideas as part of a plan of action and will be presented regarding the studies of Karl Mannheim (1992) and Mariano Asla (2018, 2020). Finally, the utopian character of human enhancement discourse will concentrate on the idealized biopolitical vision and the expression of the contemporary perspectives on biopower and will draw from the theories presented by Lucas E. Misseri (2016, 2019) and Andrew Pilsch (2017).
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The lectures will be held on:
JUNE 17, 2021, 17:00h - 19:00 h CET
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