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From the Projection of Human Organs to the Projection of an Artificial Man: Current Framework of Philosophy of Technology

Ivana Greguric ; Faculty of Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Ivo Džinić ; Faculty of Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

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Based on the thesis of Ernst Kapp about the projection of organs during the initial creation of tools, the current article tries to show that this thesis still has its implications today. Indeed, if Kapp claims that the man created tools by observing his organs and their functionality, then it should also be stated that today, from a technical point of view, the man has reached the position of projecting technically sophisticated tools for the replacement of human organs. There is an increasing tendency of human organ replacement aiding, and in many ways facilitating, human life, but also conscious and coordinated cyborgization and robotics with the aim of accelerating and improving that same life to the level of challenging a new stage of its evolution. Thus, the current framework of the philosophy of technology emerges, which was mainly initiated by Kapp's thesis.


cyborgization; Ernst Kapp; evolution; organ; philosophy; posthumanism; projection; robotics; technique; transhumanism

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