New Essay Collection on Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner's Work Forthcoming
A new essay collection called Metahumanism, Euro-Transhumanism and Sorgner’s Philosophy. Technology, Ethics, Art (Trivent, 2023), which analyzes the work of JCU Philosophy Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner will be published in November 2023. The volume is edited by Aura Elena Schussler (lecturer at Babes-Bolyai University’s Department of Philosophy, Faculty of History and Philosophy) and Maurizio Balistreri (Associate Professor in Moral Philosophy and Bioethics at the Department of Linguistic and Literary, Historical, Philosophical and Legal Studies of the University of Tuscia in Viterbo).
Metahumanism, Euro-Transhumanism and Sorgner’s Philosophy. Technology, Ethics, Art is a thorough analysis of Professor Sorgner’s theoretical frameworks and conceptualizations of Euro-transhumanism, metahumanism, and the philosophy of posthuman art. The contributors address the philosophical, ethical, and aesthetic issues in the field of trans-, critical post- and metahumanism, such as debates concerning Nietzsche as a weak proto-transhumanist, potential risks and benefits of artificial intelligence, brain-computer interfaces and (bio)enhancements, ecological crises, space travel, the use of human embryos for artistic purposes, robots as artists, humans as cyborgs, and more. This collection provides a critical introduction to Professor Sorgner’s philosophy and to the field of posthuman studies.
Stefan Lorenz Sorgner is Associate Professor of Philosophy at John Cabot University in Rome and is director and co-founder of the Beyond Humanism Network, 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, Germany. He is the editor of more than 10 essay collections, and the author of the following monographs: Metaphysics without Truth (Marquette University Press 2007), Menschenwürde nach Nietzsche (WBG 2010), Transhumanismus (Herder 2016), Schöner neuer Mensch (Nicolai, 2018), Übermensch (Schwabe 2019). In addition, he is Editor-in-Chief and Founding Editor of the Journal of Posthuman Studies (a double-blind peer-review journal, published by Penn State University Press since 2017).