Some Problems of the Transhumanist Conception of Love

Juraj Odorčák

Abstract


The transhumanist conception of love broadly states that we should transform romantic love through the means of science and advanced technology. Advocates of the transhumanist conception of love usually claim that the right technological transformation of biological groundings of romantic love could solve some of our current problems with love. Proponents of the transhumanist conception of love therefore typically believe that the correct realization of their proposal would also lead to the enhancement of romantic love. In this study I will, however, argue that this may not be the case. The first part of the study is dedicated to the description of the concept and philosophy of the transhumanist conception of love. The second part of the study is centered on the analysis of the premises for the transhumanist conception of love. The third part is focused on the possibility of misuses of transhumanist love. And in the last part I will try to show that the correct realization of transhumanist love could implicate consequences that may be troublesome for the philosophical assumptions about the benefits of the conception of transhumanist love.

Keywords


transhumanism; romantic love; love enhancement; technology; transformation; bioethics; posthumanism

https://doi.org/10.5817/pf20-1-2087

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