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IEET > Fellows > Riccardo Campa

Riccardo Campa

Riccardo Campa is an Associate Professor of sociology at the University of Cracow, where he teaches “sociology of science and technology” and “sociology and psychology of terrorism”. He is the author of Epistemological Dimensions of Robert Merton’s Sociology and Il filosofo è nudo. He received a Ph.D. in Sociology at the Nicholas Copernicus University of Torun (Poland), and two Masters degrees, in Political Sciences and Philosophy, at the University of Bologna (Italy). Before starting his academic career, Campa served as Lieutenant of the police corp “Guardia di Finanza”, investigating especially organized crime. Afterwards, he worked as a journalist for newspaper “La Voce di Mantova” and newsmagazine “Il Mondo”. In the academic year 2004-2005 he won a fellowship offered by NATO to research about ethical aspects of scientific and technological development. Presently, he writes regularly for the socialist journal “MondOperaio”. He is the founder and the president of the Italian Transhumanist Association.  He is also a musician who has recorded more than fifteen albums as a solo artist and with his bands.

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Humans and Automata A Social Study of Robotics by Riccardo Campa (2015)

Mutare o perire. La sfida del transumanesimo (Change or Perish. The Challenge of Transhumanism) by Riccardo Campa (2010)

Etica della scienza pura by Riccardo Campa (2007)

Il Filosofo é Nudo by Riccardo Campa (2001)

Epistemological Dimensions of Robert Merton’s Sociology by Riccardo Campa (2001)


"Technological Growth and Unemployment:  A Global Scenario Analysis"   Journal of Evolution and Technology  Feb 19, 2014

"Workers and Automata: A Sociological Analysis of the Italian Case"   Journal of Evolution and Technology  Feb 17, 2014

"Toward a transhumanist politics"   Re-Public  Jun 24, 2009

"Italian Transhumanist Manifesto"   Italian Transhumanist Association  Jul 29, 2008

"Making Science by Serendipity"   International Sociology  Nov 1, 2006

"Postmodernism is Old, Let Us Go Further"   Polish Sociological Review  Nov 25, 2005

Recent Multimedia

Cyborg Woman, Do You Know What Humans Feel?   2012-01-12

Dirty Liberals! Cleanliness Priming of Moral Cognition   2011-04-05

Hughes, Bostrom, de Grey & Campa in Italian documentary   2006-11-21


Special Issue of JET: Hughes, Walker, Campa & Danaher on Tech Unemployment and BIG (Mar 07, 2014)

IEET Fellow Riccardo Campa lectures and debates at University of Milan (Oct 04, 2012)

Campa Publishes Book on Transhumanism in Italian (Jan 26, 2010)

Hughes, Bostrom, de Grey & Campa in Italian documentary (Nov 21, 2006)

R. Campa featured in spread in Voce di Mantova (Apr 21, 2006)

Riccardo Campa interviewed by Italian magazine (Apr 12, 2006)

Past Appearances

Riccardo Campa at RoboScope 2012 (Warsaw, Poland - Nov 28, 2012)

Campa on “Tomorrow’s People: Stronger, Smarter, Happier, Fairer?” (Milan University, Milan, Italy - Oct 01, 2012)

Call for Papers: Expanding Human Boundaries: Cognitive Enhancement, AI and Mind Machine Mergers (Online - Mar 29, 2011)

Cascio, de Grey, Goertzel, Prisco, Rothblatt, Treder, Vita-More @ Transvision 2010 (Milan, Italy - Oct 22, 2010)


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