Stefan Sorgner Topics
IEET Scholars Cited in New Book ‘The Posthuman Body in Superhero Comics’
Many of IEET’s scholars have been published in new book, The Posthuman Body in Superhero Comics, this book “examines the concepts of Post/Humanism and Transhumanism as depicted in superhero comics. Recent decades have seen mainstream audiences embrace the comic book Superhuman.” (Palgrave)
Link to The Posthuman Body in Superhero Comics
IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner to discuss most recent monograph with theologian Prof. Friedrich Graf
Stefan L. Sorgner was invited to discuss his most recent monograph on the 4th of October with the well-known theologian Prof. Dr. Friedrich Wilhelm Graf in Zurich/Switzerland. The monograph is the first introduction to transhumanism in German. Herein, Sorgner also outlines his Nietzschean transhumanism.
Interview with IEET Fellow Professor Stefan L. Sorgner published in Polityka
An interview with IEET Fellow and John Cabot Philosophy Professor Stefan Lorenz Sorgner has been published in the most recent issue of Polityka. It is the biggest selling Polish weekly news magazine.
Link to Polityka
New Transhumanism Book by Stefan L. Sorgner To Be Printed by Stefan Sorgner
A new book on transhumanism by IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner is ready to be printed. It is the first introduction to transhumanism in German. Therein, the 12 pillars of his own weak Nietzschean transhumanism get sketched, too. If your order it now, you will receive it at the end of September, when it will get published.
IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner’s Autobiographical Nietzschean Transhumanism in New Book
In the book mentioned below IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgnerwas invited to autobiographically present his Nietzschean transhumanism - together with such well known thinkers like Bernard Stiegler and Jean-Luc Nancy. It is forthcoming in French in October 2016:
Link to Pourquoi Nous Somme Nietzschéens
IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner to be Featured on Public TV Show
An interview with IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner on transhumanism, evolution, and human perfection will be broadcasted as part of the following public TV show on the 30th of July at 5.30 pm:
New Monograph on Transhumanism by IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner to be Published
A new monograph on transhumanism by IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner will come out in August 2016. It will be published by Herder Verlag.
Link to Herder Verlag
Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Invited as Visiting Professor to UofJena
IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was invited to being a visiting professor at the University of Jena during the summer of 2016. There, he will also give the following talk:
Topic: Transhumanism, Big Gene Date, Bioprivacy
Link to ta ethika
Stefan Sorgner Interviewed on German TV
IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was interviewed on emerging technologies on German national television.
Stefan Sorgner interviewed by Deutschlandradio Kultur
IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner was interviewed on February 7, 2016 ago by Deutschlandradio Kultur.
Stefan Sorgner speaking on Transhumanism and Star Wars
IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner has been invited to talk about Transhumanism and Star Trek at the Star Trek event, “New Worlds.”
Stefan Sorgner edited a German journal on Transhumanism
IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner has edited a special edition of the German journal “Aufklärung und Kritik” on Transhumanism.
Link to Aufklärung und Kritik
Stefan Sorgner co-organizing 8th Beyond Humanism Conference in Madrid
IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner is co-organizing the 8th Beyond Humanism Conference, with five other scholars.
The event is May 25-28, 2016, at Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Faculty of Philosophy.
Stefan Sorgner interviewed by John Cabot University in Rome
IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner was interviewed by by John Cabot University in Rome. IEET was mentioned in his introductory biography.
Link to JohnCabot.edu
Stefen Sorgner to speak at Meditation & Wirklichkeit conference in Berlin
IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner will be speaking at the Meditation & Wirklichkeit conference in Berlin that will discuss issues pertaining to science, meditation and reality.
IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner Joins Faculty of John Cabot University in Rome
John Cabot University in Rome is pleased to welcome IEET Fellow Dr. Stefan Sorgner as a new professor of philosophy and bioethics.
Sorgner is one of the world’s leading post- and transhumanist philosophers. He joins John Cabot’s faculty after teaching at a number of universities across Germany and Austria. He is also the director and co-founder of the Beyond Humanism Network.
Stefan Sorgner co-edits “From Humanism to Meta-, Post- and Transhumanism?”
IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner has co-edited an essay collection titled From Humanism to Meta-, Post- and Transhumanism? It will be published by Peter Lang early in 2016.
The book is volume 8 of a series called Beyond Humanism: Trans- and Posthumanism that can be viewed here.
Link to From Humanism to Meta-, Post- and Transhumanism?
IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner interviewed by Philosophie Magazine
IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was recently interviewed by Philosophie Magazine. The interview deals primarily with his scholarly work on “weak Nietzschean transhumanism.” It appears in the widely-read special Nietzsche issue of the French version of the Philosophie Magazine, published on the 9th of July 2015.
Link to Philosophie Magazine
IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Edits First Ever Comprehensive Intro to Post and Transhumanism
The first ever comprehensive introduction edited by Robert Ranisch and IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner which compares and contrasts posthumanism and transhumanism is forthcoming within the next two weeks.
Link to peterlang.com
IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner on German public radio (WDR)
With more than 100,000 podcast users alone, IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner was interviewed by Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln (WDR, West German Broadcasting Cologne.) Below is the audio in German…
Link to WDR
Stefan Sorgner Talks About H+ at the World Congress of Philosophy
IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner spoke on posthumanism and transhumanism at the 23rd World Congress of Philosophy that took place in Athens recently.
IEET Fellow Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was interviewed by Germany’s leading newspaper Die Zeit
The German weekly newspaper Die Zeit which is Germany’s leading weekly newspaper. It has a print run of 520000 copies per issue and is read by about 2 million people.
IEET Fellows Part of an International Consortium of Institutions Working on the Metabody Project
Fellows Kevin LaGrandeur and Stefan Sorgner are part of an international consortium of institutions working on the Metabody Project, investigating the role technology has on interrelatedness of embodiment and emotion.
Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, Menschenwürde nach Nietzsche: Die Geschichte eines Begriffes (English) by Stefan Sorgner
By Prof. Dr. Greg Whitlock on Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner.
In his Menschenwürde nach Nietzsche: Die Geschichte eines Begriffes (Human Dignity according to/after Nietzsche: The History of a Concept), Sorgner conceived a bold plan and executed it remarkably well with noteworthy results. His plan entailed presenting four paradigmatic notions of human dignity; next, presenting Nietzsche’s critical evaluation of the notion of human dignity in relation to the four paradigms; and finally, reflecting on Nietzsche’s criticism in a way that embraced much of it and, consequently, largely rejected the humanist notion of the dignity of man. Sorgner took the additional steps of arguing for a posthumanism to replace the outmoded humanist notion of human dignity, as he had developed it. Each phase of the plan was carried out with care in every detail.
IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner is busy with Conference, Symposium, Film Discussion
Stefan Lorenz Sorgner is extremely productive. Recently he organized a conference in Dubrovnik, he is participating in an analysis of the film “Mensch 2.0 - Die Evolution in unsure Hand” and his most recent monograph is the subject of a symposium organized by the Nietzsche Forum in Munich.
Was Nietzsche a Transhumanist?
Debate is academically steaming on whether or not Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche’s philosophy specifically represents… Transhumanism. The topic was initiated by IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner, who wrote his original article, “Nietzsche, the Overhuman, and Transhumanism” in the Journal of Evolution and Technology.
Beyond Humanism: Reflections on Trans- and Posthumanism by Stefan Sorgner
I am focusing here on the main counterarguments that were raised against a thesis I put forward in my article “Nietzsche, the Overhuman, and Transhumanism” (2009), namely that significant similarities can be found on a fundamental level between the concept of the posthuman, as put forward by some transhumanists, and Nietzsche’s concept of the overhuman. The articles with the counterarguments were published in the recent “Nietzsche and European Posthumanisms” issue of The Journal of Evolution and Technology (January-July 2010). As several commentators referred to identical issues, I decided that it would be appropriate not to respond to each of the articles individually, but to focus on the central arguments and to deal with the counterarguments mentioned in the various replies. I am concerned with each topic in a separate section. The sections are entitled as follows: 1. Technology and evolution; 2. Overcoming nihilism; 3. Politics and liberalism; 4. Utilitarianism or virtue ethics?; 5. The good Life; 6. Creativity and the will to power; 7. Immortality and longevity; 8. Logocentrism; 9. The Third Reich. When dealing with the various topics, I am not merely responding to counterarguments; I also raise questions concerning transhumanism and put forward my own views concerning some of the questions I am dealing with.
Nietzsche, the Overhuman, and Transhumanism by Stefan Sorgner
Bostrom rejects Nietzsche as an ancestor of the transhumanist movement, as he claims that there were merely some “surface-level similarities with the Nietzschean vision” (Bostrom 2005a, 4). In contrast to Bostrom, I think that significant similarities between the posthuman and the overhuman can be found on a fundamental level. In addition, it seems to me that Nietzsche explained the relevance of the overhuman by referring to a dimension which seems to be lacking in transhumanism. In order to explain my position, I will progress as follows. First, I will compare the concept of the posthuman to that of Nietzsche’s overhuman, focusing more on their similarities than their differences. Second, I will contextualise the overhuman in Nietzsche’s general vision, so that I can point out which dimension seems to me to be lacking in transhumanist thought.