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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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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)

"Reflection on the Global Solutions (GS) Taipei Workshop 2018"  (Apr 4, 2018)

"New Transhumanism Book by Stefan L. Sorgner To Be Printed"   Ethical Technology   (Aug 28, 2016)

"Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, Menschenwürde nach Nietzsche: Die Geschichte eines Begriffes (English)"  (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)

Recent Multimedia
What is the PostHuman?   2017-04-10

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

S.L. Sorgner Publishes New Monograph (Nov 13, 2018)

S.L. Sorgner Juries Austrian Patent Award 2018 (Nov 12, 2018)

S.L. Sorgner on the “Ethics of Transhumanism” (Sep 28, 2018)

IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner Becomes Lifeboat Foundation Fellow (Sep 18, 2018)

IEET Fellow Stefan Sorgner Interviewed by Austrian newspaper (Sep 17, 2018)

Past Appearances
Sorgner @ Future of the Humanities (Ewha Womans University, Seoul - Nov 16, 2018)

Sorgner @ FSU Jena (Jena, Germany - Jun 11, 2018)

Sorgner @ PHIL.COLOGNE 2018 (Wallrafplatz, Cologne - Jun 09, 2018)

Sorgner @ Converging Technologies Public Session (Padua, Italy - Jun 01, 2018)

Sorgner @ Symposium: Living Longer, Better, Smarter (Utrecht, Netherlands - May 18, 2018)