Justifying Human Enhancement: The Accumulation of Biocultural Capital
Miah (Andy)
Source: More & Vita-More - The Transhumanist Reader, Part VII - Chapter 29
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Editors’ Abstract1

  1. Philosopher Andy Miah casts a critical eye on Donna Haraway’s concept of the "cyborg2" and Francis Fukuyama's views on "posthumanism3."
  2. Miah argues that the technoprogressive pursuit of biological transgressions can enrich individual and collective human life, while also permitting societies to attend to any social injustices that might arise through such behavior.
  3. Miah concludes with a full articulation of the concept of "biocultural capital," which conveys a general, transhumanist4 justification for human enhancement.



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Footnote 1: Taken from "More (Max) & Vita-More (Natasha) - Transhumanism: Biopolitics and Policy - Introduction".


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