Journal of Philosophy of Life

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Catastrophe Ethics
: Towards a Trans/Posthuman Philosophy of Life?

Kyle Takaki

Journal of Philosophy of Life Vol.10, No.2 (August 2020):146-163




Catastrophes shift the conditions of behavior and existence, potentially displacing whole systems of human culture, technology, possibility, and so forth. Can there be an adaptively robust ethics under these conditions? A speculative framework is proposed to guide a “monastic” transhumanist community, drawing ideas from Michael Polanyi and C.S. Peirce.

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