Professor Stefan Sorgner Recognized Internationally for Work in Transhumanism

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Professor Stefan Sorgner

Professor Stefan Sorgner

JCU philosophy Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner‘s work in transhumanism has been recognized internationally in the past few months. Forbes magazine recently published an article on the “Ethics of Transhumanism,” which illustrates Sorgner’s philosophical reflections.

In addition, two leading Austrian newspapers published detailed interviews with Professor Sorgner. Der Standard, which has 350,000 readers, published an interview a few days ago. About a month ago, the most intellectual Sunday newspaper of Austria, Die Presse am Sonntag, which has a third of a million readers, published an interview. In the interview, entitled “Europe will turn into a Disneyland….”, he also talks about his Posthuman Studies course at John Cabot University.

The oldest publishing house in the world, Schwabe Publishing (founded 1488), deeply rooted in the humanist tradition, has also embraced Posthuman Studies as one of the most significant debates of our time. Schwabe Publishing invited Professor Sorgner to be the Editor-in-Chief of this new high level book series.

Due to his engagement in posthuman discourses, the Lifeboat Foundation invited Professor Sorgner to become a member of their Ethics, Futurists, and Philosophy Advisory Board, which also includes several Nobel prize winners and MacArthur genius grant fellows.  

Stefan Lorenz Sorgner teaches in the Department of History and Humanities at John Cabot University in Rome. He is also director and co-founder of the Beyond Humanism Network, Fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET), and Research Fellow at the Ewha Institute for the Humanities at Ewha Womans University in Seoul.