ACU Virtual Panel: Posthuman Transformation Then and Now, 4 August 2022

Join us for this Virtual Panel on 4 August 2022, 5:30–7:00pm (AEST)

This panel explores the connections between ancient and modern theories of transcending humanity with attention to the elements of ancient theories that can enrich modern discussions. The comparison of ancient and modern theories raises basic questions: How might post-human transformation (variously theorised) alter or modify ideas of health and flourishing? What normative views of the body and human intellect are being assumed? How does posthuman transformation change or inform the intensity and interplay of emotions? And what ethical responsibilities does a posthuman person have to other humans, non-human lifeforms, and the environment, if humans do succeed in achieving radical life extension and/or far-reaching intellectual and emotional enhancements?

Speakers: Nicholas Agar, University of Waikato, NZ; Victoria Lorrimar, Trinity College, Queensland; M. David Litwa, ACU, Melbourne.

Respondents: Apolline Taillandier, University of Cambridge; Graeme Miles, University of Tasmania; Russell Blackford, University of Newcastle.

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