I have always wanted to discuss Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophy and how it relates to technology and transhumanism. The problem is that a very short list of people will make me enjoy such a challenging conversation. Luckily, Dr. Cadell Last is among the top on that shortlist. I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did.
During our 2-hour conversation with Cadell Last, we cover a variety of interesting topics such as his early fascination for the strange phenomenon of humanity; discovering Darwin, Kurzweil, and Transhumanism; Nietzsche as the death of philosophy and the birth of psychology; the importance of primary sources when studying the great minds; Atheism and the tragedy of the death of God; Thus Spoke Zarathustra and Cadell’s philosophy course on it; mistakes and failures as a sort of reward and a source of becoming; the Overman as a clearing for any possibility; the wise men, the rabble, and freedom; organic vs mechanical virtues; human as a bridge from the animal to the Overman; differences and similarities between the Overman and the Transhuman; ReWriting the Human Story.
My favorite quote that I will take away from this conversation with Cadell Last is:
The path of overcoming lies between identity and difference!
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Cadell Last is a philosopher with a background in anthropology and history. He is the author of Global Brain Singularity and Sex, Masculinity, God; creator of Philosophy Portal, an online academic platform dedicated to the future of philosophy in the digital age; and a YouTuber offering interpretations of thinkers in the idealist and psychoanalytic traditions. You can find out more at cadelllast.com and philosophyportal.online