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IEET > Fellows > Stefan Sorgner

Stefan Sorgner

Stefan Lorenz Sorgner is a lecturer in medical ethics at the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany. He studied philosophy at King’s College/University of London (BA), the University of Durham (MA), the University of Giessen and the University of Jena (PhD). In recent years, he taught at the Universities of Jena (Germany), Erfurt (Germany) and Klagenfurt (Austria). His main fields of research are Nietzsche, the philosophy of music, bioethics and meta-, post- and transhumanism.

Dr. Sorgner is author of Metaphysics without Truth - On the Importance of Consistency within Nietzsche’s Philosophy (1999, Utz Verlag; Marquette University Press, 2007) and Menschenwürde nach Nietzsche: Die Geschichte eines Begriffs (2010, WBG).  He has co-edited the books Music in German Philosophy: An Introduction (2010, University of Chicago Press), Humanbiotechnologie als gesellschaftliche Herausforderung.(2005, Alber Verlag), Eugenik und die Zukunft (2006, Alber Verlag), Human-Biotechnology as Social Challenge (2007, Ashgate) and Geschichte der Bioethik. (2011, Mentis Verlag). He edits two book series “Beyond Humanism: Trans- and Posthumanism/Jenseits des Humanismus: Trans- und Posthumanismus“ for Peter Lang Publishing, and Musikphilosophie for Alber Verlag.

Dr. Sorgner is a member of the editorial boards of the Encyclopedias of Anthropology (Sage) and Time (Sage), the Handbook of 21st Century Anthropology (Sage), the journals Anthropologia Integra and the Journal of Evolution and Technology.


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Books


Evolution and the Future by Stefan Sorgner and Branka-Rista Jovanovic (eds.) (2013)


Articles


"Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, Menschenwürde nach Nietzsche: Die Geschichte eines Begriffes (English)"   hunter.cuny.edu  Jan 4, 2013

"Beyond Humanism: Reflections on Trans- and Posthumanism"   Journal of Evolution and Technology - Vol. 21 Issue 2 – October 2010 - pgs 1-19  Oct 1, 2010

"Nietzsche, the Overhuman, and Transhumanism"   Journal of Evolution and Technology 20(1): 29-42  Mar 1, 2009


Upcoming Appearances


Sorgner on robotics and H+ (University of Innsbruck, Germany - Nov 17, 2014)

Sorgner on transhumanism (Nürnberg, Germany - Nov 12, 2014)

Pearce, Sorgner on Nietzsche and transhumanism @ “Transhumanism and Asia” (Seoul, South Korea - Nov 03, 2014)

David Pearce and Stefan Lorenz Sorgner @ Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul/South Korea (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul/South Korea. - Nov 03, 2014)

Sorgner @ 3rd World Humanities Forum (Daejeon City, S. Korea - Oct 30, 2014)


Recent Multimedia


Nietzsche, the Overhuman, and Transhumanism   2014-08-02

Suggestions for a posthuman zoo   2013-12-16


News


Stefan Sorgner Talks About H+ at the World Congress of Philosophy (Aug 30, 2013)

IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was interviewed by Germany’s leading newspaper Die Zeit (May 27, 2013)

IEET Fellows Part of an International Consortium of Institutions Working on the Metabody Project (Apr 06, 2013)

IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner is busy with Conference, Symposium, Film Discussion (Sep 22, 2012)

Was Nietzsche a Transhumanist? (Apr 24, 2012)


Past Appearances


Sorgner, Vita-More, Hughes @ Enhancement & Morality in the Digital Era (Suceava, Romania - Jul 20, 2014)

Sorgner on “The Importance of Genetic Modifications: Why Habermas is wrong” (London, UK - Jun 05, 2014)

Hughes, Sorgner @ Mapping Trans- and Posthumanism as Fields of Discourses (Seoul, S. Korea - May 28, 2014)

Stefan Lorenz Sorgner @ The 22th Ernst Mach Forum (Vienna - Oct 09, 2013)

Hughes & Sorgner @ Tedx Transmedia (Villa Farnesina, Rome, Italy - Sep 27, 2013)

LaGrandeur & Sorgner @ The Posthuman: Differences, Embodiments, Performativity (Rome, Italy - Sep 11, 2013)

Stefan Lorenz Sorgner @ World Congress of Philosophy (Athens - Aug 16, 2013)

Hughes and Sorgner on Moral Enhancement @ Enhancement: Cognitive, Mood and Moral (Belgrade, Serbia - May 14, 2013)

Sorgner @ Enhancement talks at the Collegium Alexandrinum (Erlangen, Germany - Jan 17, 2013)

Enhancement, Emerging Technologies, and Social Challenges (Dubrovnik, Croatia - Sep 10, 2012)

Sorgner @ Workshop on Human Enhancement (Sorbonne, Paris, France - Jul 05, 2012)

Sorgner on Genetic Enhancement (Nachbarschaftshaus Gostenhof Nürnberg, Germany - Jun 27, 2012)

Sorgner at Posthumanism in Technology, Culture, and the Arts (Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea - Jun 01, 2012)

Sorgner on “Nietzsche’s Virtue ethics and Sandels’ Rejection of Enhancement Technologies (Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC USA - Apr 16, 2012)

Sorgner on “Analogies between Narrative Ethical Structures and Spatial and Temporal Forms” (Columbia University, NYC, NY USA - Apr 10, 2012)

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