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The human being called "Homo Techno-Sapiens": A note on a post-human perspective

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Homo techno-sapiens is the name, as used by some people, of the human being of the coming epoch. The autonomy of the human being often meets its limits and, in this way, opens to his possible heteronomy. Experiences constitute a most fundamental criticism with regard to the idea of autonomous man, a criticism that should not be forgotten. For if the earth is still considered to be humanity's empire, the experience of heteronomy teaches him to accept this empire as the place given to him in which to live. Human life requires keeping the balance, which means asking for the wisdom of ecosophy, the fundamental wisdom that bears any true ecology. It is a basic wisdom indeed. Yet, the author fears that this wisdom will have been lost when the time of homo techno-sapiens has definitely come.

Keywords: autonomy; homo techno-sapiens; human being



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