Richard Brown and Pete Mandik have just posted the newest episode of my favorite new philosophy podcast, SpaceTimeMind. Here is the capsule-summary of the new episode, "Transhumanism and Existentialism":
Neurophilosophers Pete Mandik and Richard Brown wax futurological on whether the post-human future will be populated by Kantian superheroes or Sartrean sociopaths. Other questions addressed include: Is your brain a douchebag? Are “uplifted" monkeys happy monkeys or sad monkeys? Is it OK to torture sims? And if so, what’s the best way to do it? Musical interludes provided by the New York Consciousness Collective and Quiet Karate Reflex.