Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Fedorov, Nikolaĭ Fedorovich (1990-12), What was man created for?, Hyperion Books, Retrieved on 2015-01-15
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    15 JAN 2015

     Kantianism is a School and Not a Culture

    Critical philosophy – Kantianism and neo-Kantianism – is also a school and not a solution. The Critique of Pure Reason can be said to deal with science or philosophy only within the narrow limits of an artificial, particularised experience (confined to laboratory or academic study). Similarly, the Critique of Practical Reason can be said to deal with life only within the narrow limits of personal affairs and within the kind of disunity that is not regarded as vice; it is a moral code fo...
    Folksonomies: cosmism
    Folksonomies: cosmism
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    It ignores the need for a scientific culture of all people doing collective science always.
    15 JAN 2015

     The Common Task

    The learned, who have fragmented science into a multiplicity of branches, imagine that the calamities that strike and oppress us are within the competence of specialised disciplines to control, whereas in fact they constitute a single problem common to all of us, namely the lack of kinship relations between a blind force and rational beings. This blind force makes no demand on us other than to endow it with what it lacks: rational direction, or regulation. Yet no regulation is possible owin...
    Folksonomies: socialism cosmism
    Folksonomies: socialism cosmism
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    16 JAN 2015

     Reflection is Destructive

    So long as scientists and philosophers remain a caste, even the problem of morality, that is, of behaviour, will remain for them one of cognition and not of activity, a subject for study and not for practical application, something that just happens rather than something that must be done and, furthermore, done not by individuals but collectively. So long as scholars are not prepared to become a Commission for the elaboration of a plan of common action (and without this mankind cannot act a...
    Folksonomies: academia cosmism
    Folksonomies: academia cosmism
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    16 JAN 2015

     If Everyone is Altruistic

    The day will come, says Spencer, when altruistic inclination will be so well embodied in our organism itself that people will compete for opportunities of self-sacrifice and immolation. When altruistic inclinations are implanted in everyone, how will opportunities arise to apply them? Either such a state presupposes the existence of persecutors, tormentors and tyrants, or else the general urge to sacrifice oneself will engender benefactors who will turn into tormentors and persecutors merel...
    Folksonomies: evolution altruism
    Folksonomies: evolution altruism
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    16 JAN 2015

     Death is Not a Law of Nature

    Nature is regarded as a death-bearing, self-destructive force, but not because of its blindness. Yet where can a blind force lead except to death ? Humans admit nature to be a blind force even when they regard themselves as part of it and accept death as a kind of law and not as a mere accident which has permeated nature and become its organic vice. Yet death is merely the result or manifestation of our infantilism, lack of independence and self-reliance, and of our incapacity for mutual supp...
    Folksonomies: transhumanism
    Folksonomies: transhumanism
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    16 JAN 2015

     When Politics Gives Way to Physics

    People who take pride in the same object can form a knightly order but not a brotherhood of loving sons. However, as soon as pride in the exploits of the fathers is replaced by grief over their death, we will begin to perceive the Earth as a graveyard and nature as a death-bearing force. Then politics will yield to physics, which cannot be separated from astronomy. Then the Earth will be seen as a heavenly body and the stars as so many earths. The convergence of all sciences in astronomy is a...
    Folksonomies: cosmism transhumanism
    Folksonomies: cosmism transhumanism
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    The "object" here is pride in culture, nations, and states. The "resurrected generations" refers to the transhuman belief that we will resurrect our dead to join us one day.