Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Edits Ethics of Emerging Biotechnologies

JCU philosophy professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, together with Professor Maria Sinaci, just edited the essay collection Ethics of Emerging Biotechnologies: From Educating the Young to Engineering Posthumans. Published by Trident Publishing, the volume consists of selected papers from the first International Conference on Bioethics in the New Age of Science, which took place on the 4th and 5th of May 2017 at the “Vasile Goldis” West University of Arad, Romania.

Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner

Professor Sorgner

Professor Sorgner is one of the world’s leading post- and transhumanist philosophers. He is director and co-founder of the Beyond Humanism Network and the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Posthuman Studies.  His main fields of research are Nietzsche, the philosophy of music, bioethics and meta-, post- and transhumanism. He is a Fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET), Research Fellow at the Ewha Institute for the Humanities at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, and Visiting Fellow at the Ethics Centre of the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena.

Professor Sorgner was also interviewed on his specific version of transhumanism for the German journal “Human Resources Manager.” Furthermore, he was invited to give a keynote presentation at the ETHConf2018 (Investigating Transhumanisms and their Narratives) at Lille Catholic University in France and at Converging Technologies in Padua.

He will also be giving keynotes in Germany at Stiftung Universität in Hildesheim, the International Festival of Philosophy in Cologne, Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, and at Transhumanismus in Bad Berka.