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SOUZA, Renata Silva; SOUZA, Edna Alves de; SILVA, Tatiane Pereira da  e  GONZALEZ, Maria Eunice Quilici. The Transhumanist conception of body: a critical analysis from a complex systems perspective. Nat. hum. [online]. 2020, vol.22, n.1, pp. 17-33. ISSN 1517-2430.

What is the conception of the human body underlying the Transhumanism project? This question guides the present analysis undertaken from a philosophical- interdisciplinary perspective. Inspired by Le Breton (2008) and Morin’s (2014) hypotheses about the complexity of the human body, we criticize mechanistic conception of the living body underlying the Transhumanism project. Implications of the Transhumanism project for personal identity are proposed based on hypotheses of complex systems theory as a starting point for critical reflection on a possible gloomy future envisioned by the unnatural/artificial development of the transhuman body.

Palavras-chave : Transhumanism project; Human body; Personal identity; Mechanicism; Complexity theory; Ethics.

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