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Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller is Auguste Comte Professor of Social Epistemology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK. Originally trained in history and philosophy of science, Fuller is best known for his foundational work in the field of ‘social epistemology’, which is concerned with the normative grounds of organized inquiry. ‘Social epistemology’ is also the name of a quarterly journal that he founded in 1987 as well as the first of his twenty books. He has most recently authored a trilogy relating to the idea of a ‘post-’ or ‘trans-‘ human future, all published with Palgrave Macmillan:Humanity 2.0: What It Means to Be Human Past, Present and Future (2011), Preparing for Life in Humanity 2.0(2012) and (with Veronika Lipinska) The Proactionary Imperative: A Foundation for Transhumanism (2013).

Envisioning Politics 2.0 by David Wood and Alexander Karran eds. (2015)


"From Transcendental Dopes to Transhumanists: Prolegomena to a Futurist Take on the History and Philosophy of Science"   Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective  (Sep 12, 2019)

"Must A Human Be An Ape?  The Ultimate Problem of Self-Classification"   Ethical Technology  (Jul 12, 2018)

"The Transhumanist Test of Faith"   Ethical Technology  (Mar 16, 2018)

"What Does the Campaign to Make Internet Access a Human Right Say about Who We Are?"   Ethical Technology  (Jul 12, 2017)

"A Modest Proposal for Suicide as a Facilitator of Transhumanism"   Ethical Technology  (Apr 19, 2017)

"Value Conflicts surrounding the Meaning of Life in the Trans/Post/Human Future"   Ethical Technology  (Feb 20, 2017)

"Tomorrow’s Problem of Good and Evil: The Challenges of Trans- and Post- Humanism"   Ethical Technology   (Dec 23, 2016)

"The Trolley Problem and the Making of a Superhero for Transhuman Times"   Ethical Technology  (Nov 9, 2016)

"Brexit for Transhumanists: A Parable for Getting What You Wish For"   Ethical Technology  (Oct 21, 2016)

"Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari"   Ethical Technology  (Sep 1, 2016)

"Beware the Rise of Gerontocracy: Some Hard Lessons for Transhumanism, Not Least from Brexit"   Ethical Technology   (Jul 17, 2016)

"Who’s Afraid of Existential Risk? Or, Why It Is Time to Bring the Cold War out of the Cold"   LifeBoat  (Mar 21, 2016)

"God’s a Hedge Fund Manager, and I’m a Lab Rat"   Utopia or Dystopia  (Oct 20, 2015)

"What the Case of Zoltan Istvan Says about the State of Transhumanist Politics"   Ethical Technology  (Oct 19, 2015)

"Transhumanism as the Heir of Ethical Modernism — or Against Virtue"   Sociological Imagination  (Sep 10, 2015)

"We May Look Crazy to Them, But They Look Like Zombies to Us: Transhumanism as a Political Challenge"  (Sep 8, 2015)

"Transhumanism’s Big Political Blind Spot"   SociologicalImaginaton  (Sep 7, 2015)

"Do Transhumanists View Overpopulation as a Global Threat? - interview with Steve Fuller"   Ethical Technology  (Sep 5, 2015)

"Why Superintelligence May Not Help Us Think about Existential Risks — or Transhumanism"  (Sep 3, 2015)

Recent Multimedia
The Future of Work and Death (Trailer)   2015-10-05

Personhood Beyond the Human: On “Is the UN UDHR Fit For Purpose in the 21st Century?”   2014-01-06

IEET affiliate scholar Steve Fuller’s Talk at Royal Society of London (Oct 16, 2019)

First Volume of New Book Series “Posthuman Studies” Published (May 02, 2019)

IEET Affiliate Scholar Steve Fuller Published in Issues in Science and Technology (Apr 04, 2017)

IEET affiliate scholar Steve Fuller published at the London School of Economics (Jan 27, 2017)

IEET affiliate scholar Steve Fuller published on The Sociological Review (Jan 11, 2017)