Evolution of the Human Species: The Challenge of Transhumanism and Posthumanism

Lingua: Italiano

Human enhancement, transhumanism, and posthumanism, are often seen as new, secular expressions of the desire for transcendence, traditionally associated with the sphere of religion, religious experience and hope. The transhumanist project includes the use of genetics, nanotechnology, and robotics to eliminate death and enhance humans into god-like beings, into Homo Deus, at least according to some.

Is the project of transhuman and posthuman existence our highest vocation and ultimate human fulfilment, and hope to, through technology, direct human evolution and transform present reality into an eschatological utopia? Or is it a misconceived attempt yet to seize the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and, as the serpent said when telling Eve a lie, become “like gods”?

This series of five lectures aims at addressing some crucial philosophical and theological presuppositions and repercussions of human enhancement, transhumanism, and posthumanism. Invited experts in the field come from different philosophical and theological traditions, which reflects the breadth of the dialogue between science and religion

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Angelicum Thomistic Institute – Science & Religion Online Series Beyond Human: Transhumanism, Christianity, and the Challenge of the Future Ron Cole-Turner Pittsburgh Theological Seminary 12 October 2022 7:00 PM (Rome) / 6:00 PM (London) / 1:00 PM (New York) Language: English Human enhancement t…

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The Religion of Technology: Transhumanism and the Myth of Progress

Dicembre 14 at 7:00 pm
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Angelicum Thomistic Institute – Science & Religion Online Series The Religion of Technology: Transhumanism and the Myth of Progress Michael Burdett University of Nottingham Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, University of Oxford 14 December 2022 7:00  PM (Rome) / 6:00 PM (London) / 1:0…

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Science in Transhumanism: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Gen 18 at 7:00 pm
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The Christian and the Transhumanist Desire for Transcendence: A Critical Evaluation

Feb 8 at 8:00 am5:00 pm
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Angelicum Thomistic Institute – Science & Religion Online Series The Christian and the Transhumanist Desire for Transcendence: A Critical Evaluation Mariusz Tabaczek, OP Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas 8 February 2022 7:00  PM (Rome) / 6:00 PM (London) / 1:00 PM (New York) Language: …

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