Philosophy News

Professor Sorgner Presents at “Otiose Leisure and the Body” Conference

Professor Sorgner Presents at “Otiose Leisure and the Body” Conference

JCU Philosophy Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was invited to give the opening presentation at a leading conference “Otiose Leisure and the Body” in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, on October 13.

Can Robots Feel Pain? JCU Hosts Post-Human Studies Workshop

Can Robots Feel Pain? JCU Hosts Post-Human Studies Workshop

History and Humanities Department Professors Brunella Antomarini and Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, along with Professor Francesco Lapenta from the University of Roskilde (Denmark), organized a day-long discussion called AI: III Post-Human Studies Workshop at John Cabot University on September 21, 2019.

Sad By Design: Melancholy in Social Media

Sad By Design: Melancholy in Social Media

The JCU Communications Department hosted the event “Geert Lovink - Sad by Design: on Platform Nihilism” as the last segment of the Digital Delights Series, on April 10, 2019.

Professor Stefan Sorgner on Overhuman: A Plea for a Nietzschean Transhumanism

Professor Stefan Sorgner on Overhuman: A Plea for a Nietzschean Transhumanism

In the March 2019 edition of the German equivalent of "The Atlantic", the "Cicero Kulturmagazin", a detailed interview has been published, which is entitled "Der Übermensch ist unsere Hoffnung" ("The Overhuman is our Hope").

Arendt’s Lesson for our ‘Post-Truth’ Moment: Dr. Guido Parietti

Arendt’s Lesson for our ‘Post-Truth’ Moment: Dr. Guido Parietti

Parietti introduced the German philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt (1906 - 1975) as one of the most important political thinkers of the 20th century. Her works, such as “The Origins of Totalitarianism” (1951), “The Human Condition” (1958), and “On Revolution” (1963) undoubtedly attest to the uniqueness of her understanding of politics.

Professor Stefan Sorgner on Posthumanities at University of Tallinn, Estonia

Professor Stefan Sorgner on Posthumanities at University of Tallinn, Estonia

JCU philosophy professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was invited to giving the opening keynote address at a winter school at the University of Tallinn, Estonia dedicated to posthumanities. Posthumanities and Posthuman Studies address the impact of emerging technologies from a humanities perspective.

Professor Stefan Sorgner Joins Judge Panel at Austrian Patent Ceremony

Professor Stefan Sorgner Joins Judge Panel at Austrian Patent Ceremony

Professor Stefan Sorgner attends Austrian Patent Ceremony as a judge, and discusses Metahumanities in Seoul-based conference.

The Mirror as Technological Device: a Lecture by Nefeli Misuraca

The Mirror as Technological Device: a Lecture by Nefeli Misuraca

Professor Brunella Antomarini welcomed Professor Nefeli Misuraca to her PH 304 Philosophy of Art and Beauty class on September 27, 2018. Professor Misuraca gave a lecture called The Mirror as Technological Device, which explored how such a simple device has affected the representation of reality.

Professor Stefan Sorgner Recognized Internationally for Work in Transhumanism

Professor Stefan Sorgner Recognized Internationally for Work in Transhumanism

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.

Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Edits Ethics of Emerging Biotechnologies

Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Edits Ethics of Emerging Biotechnologies

Together with Prof. Maria Sinaci, JCU philosophy professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner just edited the essay collection Ethics of Emerging Biotechnologies: From Educating the Young to Engineering Posthumans.

John Cabot University Hosts Rome Nietzsche Workshop

John Cabot University Hosts Rome Nietzsche Workshop

At the “Rome Nietzsche Workshop” held at JCU, ten scholars discussed their current research on Nietzsche’s ethics and criticisms of morality, his conceptions of reality, emotions, the soul, and “will to power,” and his relations to Hume, Kant, and Schopenhauer on March 30th and 31st.

From Adam Smith to Venture Capitalism: Flavia Di Mario at JCU

From Adam Smith to Venture Capitalism: Flavia Di Mario at JCU

The Department of History and Humanities and the JCU Institute for Entrepreneurship welcomed Flavia Di Mario on March 27th for a lecture titled “The 'Invisible Hand' of Economy: from Adam Smith to Venture Capitalism.”

Professor Sorgner Judges at the Austrian Governmental Award Patent 2018

Professor Sorgner Judges at the Austrian Governmental Award Patent 2018

JCU Philosophy Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was invited to be a jury member by the Austrian patent agency to vote for the most innovative inventions of 2018.

Professor Robert Louden Discusses Kant’s Views on Love, Sex, and Marriage

Professor Robert Louden Discusses Kant’s Views on Love, Sex, and Marriage

The Department of History and Humanities welcomed Professor Robert Louden from the University of Southern Maine on Tuesday, March 13th. Professor Louden is an expert on Immanuel Kant’s ethics and was invited to discuss the philosopher’s views on love, sex, and marriage.

Shaping the Future of an Inclusive Digital Society: Professor Stefan Sorgner

Shaping the Future of an Inclusive Digital Society: Professor Stefan Sorgner

JCU Philosophy Professor Stefan Sorgner was invited as one of two keynote speakers at the Global Solutions (GS) Taipei Workshop 2018 with the overarching theme “Shaping the Future of an Inclusive Digital Society”.