1 Institute of Philosophy at the University of Zielona Góra (Zielona Gora, Poland)
Received: 29 November 2020 / Accepted: 2 January 2021 / Published: 29 January 2021
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The article shows how the latest reflection within philosophical posthumanism can be applied to the analysis of science fiction works. The concepts of Francesca Fernando and Rosi Braidotti serve as a theoretical basis here, allowing us to look differently at the possible spectrum of life forms in cosmic space and the consequences of human and posthuman encounters with them. The post-humanist perspective seems to offer the possibility of looking at the future exploration of space and the encounter with extraterrestrial civilizations in a balanced and anti-dystopian way.
Keywords: posthumanism, transhumanism, science fiction, intelligent life, organic/non-organic life
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