Michael Hauskeller is professor of philosophy at The University of Liverpool, where his main focus is practical philosophy.
Since 2007 he has been looking into current transhumanist philosophies, their key ideas, and the history of these ideas.
Key transhumanist ideas are human self-design, the elimination of all suffering, the achievement of perfection and immortality, and the complete defeat of (human) nature. this strand of research resulted in more than 15 papers and four books, ‘Better Humans? Understanding the Enhancement Project’ (2013), ‘Sex and the Posthuman Condition’ (2014), ‘The Palgrave Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and Television’ (ed., 2015), and ‘Mythologies of Transhumanism’ (2016).
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