Tom Bell

Tom Bell nsIn hmolscience, Tom W. Bell (c. 1966-) is an American philosopher-lawyer noted, in philosophical thermodynamics, for his 1991 publications on the entropy antonym term extropy.

In 1991, Bell was a member of the editorial committee of the magazine Extropy, wherein he utilized and promoting the term “extropy”, metaphorically themed to be an antithesis to entropy, as a basis for a new type of transhumanism or futurism philosophy focused on advancing human transformation into the future. The term seems to have arisen during discussions with British-born American futurist philosopher Max More.

In late 1980s, Bell completed his MA in philosophy from the University of Southern California, and in 1991 was studying law at the University of Chicago Law School. In 1993, Bell completed his JD from the University of Chicago in and in 1998 and joined the faculty of Chapman University School of Law. [2]

1. Bell, Tom W. (1991). “Privately Produced Law”, Extropy, 8-pgs, Vol 3, No. 1, Spring.
2. Tom W. Bell (faculty) – Chapman University School of Law.

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