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Nietzsche and Transhumanism

Precursor or Enemy?

Editor(s): Yunus Tuncel
Contributors: Paul Loeb, Bill Hibbaru, Michael Hauskeller, Rebecca Bamford, Babette Babich, Keith Ansell-Pearson, Ashley Woodward,
Series: Nietzsche Now

Book Description

This essay collection deals with the question of whether Nietzsche can be seen as a precursor of transhumanism or not. Debates on the topic have existed for some years, particularly in the Journal of Evolution and Technology and The Agonist. This book combines existing papers, from these journals, with new material, to highlight some of the important issues surrounding this argument. The collection addresses a variety of issues to show whether or not there is a close connection between transhumanist concerns for progress and technology and Nietzsche’s ideas.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7287-4
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7287-3
Date of Publication: 01/05/2017
Pages / Size: 295 / A5
Price: £61.99


Yunus Tuncel, PhD, co-founded the Nietzsche Circle, based in New York City, USA, and currently serves on its Board of Directors and the Editorial Board of its electronic journal, The Agonist. He has been teaching Philosophy at the New School, New York, since 1999, as well as New York University’s Liberal Studies Program since 2001. His interests include, beyond Nietzsche and the history of philosophy, twentieth-century French thought and recent artistic, philosophical, and cultural movements, including postmodernity and post-humanism.