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Stefan Sorgner

Stefan Lorenz Sorgner is a professor of philosophy and bioethics at John Cabot University in Rome, as of January 2016. He was formerly 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


Post- and Transhumanism: An Introduction by Robert Ranisch and Stefan Lorenz Sorgner eds. (2015)

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


Stefan Sorgner @ Meditation & Wirklichkeit Conference in Berlin (Berlin - Nov 25, 2016)


Recent Multimedia


Don’t we all wish to be Wonder Woman or Superman?   2015-11-28

Don’t we all wish to be Wonder Woman or Superman?   2015-11-25

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

Suggestions for a posthuman zoo   2013-12-16


News


IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner’s Autobiographical Nietzschean Transhumanism in New Book (Jul 25, 2016)

IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner to be Featured on Public TV Show (Jul 24, 2016)

New Monograph on Transhumanism by IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner to be Published (May 20, 2016)

Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Invited as Visiting Professor to UofJena (May 19, 2016)

Stefan Sorgner Interviewed on German TV (Mar 05, 2016)

Stefan Sorgner interviewed by Deutschlandradio Kultur (Feb 12, 2016)

Stefan Sorgner speaking on Transhumanism and Star Wars (Feb 10, 2016)

Stefan Sorgner edited a German journal on Transhumanism (Feb 09, 2016)

Stefan Sorgner co-organizing 8th Beyond Humanism Conference in Madrid (Feb 05, 2016)

Stefan Sorgner interviewed by John Cabot University in Rome (Jan 29, 2016)

Stefen Sorgner to speak at Meditation & Wirklichkeit conference in Berlin (Jan 15, 2016)

IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner Joins Faculty of John Cabot University in Rome (Dec 09, 2015)

Stefan Sorgner co-edits “From Humanism to Meta-, Post- and Transhumanism?” (Dec 09, 2015)

IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Edits First Ever Comprehensive Intro to Post and Transhumanism (Oct 03, 2014)

IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner on German public radio (WDR) (Sep 08, 2014)

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


IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner @ Global Initiatives Symposium in Taiwan 2016 (National Taiwan University, Taiwan - Jul 11, 2016)

8th Beyond Humanism Conference (Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Faculty of Philosophy - May 25, 2016)

Sorgner@Star Trek “New Worlds” event (Nürnberg, Germany - Apr 15, 2016)

Sorgner @ Transhumanism: Perspektiven, Chancen, Risiken (Nürnberg, Germany - Dec 05, 2015)

Sorgner@7th LUMEN international conference (Targoviste, Romania - Nov 12, 2015)

Sorgner on “Transhumanism, Human Perfection, and the Radical Plurality of Goodness” @ TEDxStuttgart (Stuttgart, Germany - Oct 19, 2015)

Sorgner @ Beyond Humanism Conf: From Humanism to Post- and Transhumanism? (Seoul, S. Korea - Sep 15, 2015)

Sorgner, Wallach @ International Conference on the Integration of Science, Technology and Society (Daejeon, S. Korea - Aug 03, 2015)

Kevin LaGrandeur and Stefan Sorgner@Hacking Big Data Brother Conference: From Biometrics to Intra-ac ( - Jun 08, 2015)

Sorgner @ International Festival of Philosophy (Cologne, Germany - May 31, 2015)

Sorgner, Schneider on “Transhumanism and Immortality” (Hull, UK - May 20, 2015)

Sorgner @ Posthuman Studies and the Arts (London, UK - May 18, 2015)

Sorgner @ Eternity (Braunschweig, Germany - Apr 24, 2015)

Sorgner @ University of Jena: Nietzschean transhumanism (Jena, Germany - Apr 21, 2015)

Sorgner on “Transhumanism” (Ostschweiz, Switzerland - Mar 23, 2015)

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