Transhumanism As a Futuristic Movement and the Necessity of Futures Study Researches

Document Type : Original Article


1 (Corresponding Author) PhD candidate in philosophy of education, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Shiraz University, Iran

2 Assistant professor of philosophy of education at the Department of Fundamentals of Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Shiraz University, Iran

3 Associate professor of philosophy of education at the Department of Fundamentals of Education, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Shiraz University, Iran

4 Associate professor of Educational Psychology at the Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Shiraz University, Iran


Transhumanism has emerged as a modern scientific and intellectual-cultural movement with futuristic approach relying on its scientific researches to propose biological enhancement for human beings and to increase life quality. This research is aimed at elucidating the scientific and futuristic aspects of this movement, and highlighting the significance of conducting futuristic studies in this field. The study follows a qualitative research approach employing documentary-interpretive method.
   The main finding of this study is to explain the framework and scope of scientific and futuristic research which transhumanists focus on. In this way, some of the issues and challenges following the fulfillment of the notions of this movement, are identified, which are in need of future studies. Although there is a long way to achieve the ultimate goals of this movement, indeed it seems impossible to achieve them, some steps have been taken in this way, and we can observe a degree of transhumanism. The realization of some part of the ultimate goals of this movement will surely brings about great outcomes in various aspects of human life. Hence, it is of special importance to address transhumanism from the viewpoint of futures study and its different interdisciplinary aspects.


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