Course learning outcomes
This course develops around the notion of the human, presenting it not as a static category, but as a process which is constantly evolving. In the first part of the course, we will explore key concepts such as: evolution, the overhuman (Nietzsche), and technology. In parallel, we will address the notion of the posthuman which, in the contemporary debate, has become a key term to cope with the urgency for an integral redefinition of the human. The philosophical landscape which has developed, includes several schools of thought such as: Posthumanism, Transhumanism, Antihumanism and New Materialism. We will explore the differences between these movements, entering actively into the debate; following, we will analyze, more clearly, Philosophical Posthumanism, and why such philosophical approach may suit not only the geological time of the Anthropocene, but also the current era of radical biotechnological developments, cognitive robotics and big data.
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