Steve Fuller, Nietzschean Meditations: Untimely Thoughts at the Dawn of the Transhuman Era

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By Adam Briggle and Tang Yueming

Nietzschean Meditations: Untimely Thoughts at the Dawn of the Transhuman Era, Steve Fuller (2019) 240pp., CHF108 (hardback), Schweiz, Schwabe Verlag, Basel, ISBN: 978-3796540608

In The Gay Science (1882, 1887, para. 125), Friedrich Nietzsche tells the parable of the madman who lights a lantern in the bright morning hours and screams ‘I seek God!’ A crowd assembles at this spectacle and mocks the madman. He goes on to tell the people ‘God is dead . . . we have killed him.’ Now repulsed and astonished, the mob is speechless. The madman throws his lantern to the ground and the breaking glass pierces the silence. ‘I have come too early,’ he says, ‘my time is not yet.’ The death of God is news that has not yet reached the people, even though they are the murderers: ‘This deed is still more distant from them than most distant stars – and yet they have done it themselves.’

page: 180 – 186
Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation Volume 37, Issue 2
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