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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
"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)"   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 in Bonn (Bonn, Germany - Jun 27, 2017)

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

News
Stefan L Sorgner Visionary of the Month (Jun 15, 2017)

IEET Fellow Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Becomes Visiting Professor (Jun 01, 2017)

Essay collection “Nietzsche and Transhumanism: Precursor or Enemy?” To be Released (Mar 15, 2017)

CFP for Beyond Humanism Conference (Jan 28, 2017)

IEET Fellow Stefan L. Sorgner live on German public radio (Jan 03, 2017)

Past Appearances
Sorgner in Sigmaringen (Sigmaringen, Germany - Jun 21, 2017)

Sorgner @ German Humanist Day (Nürnberg, Germany - Jun 16, 2017)

Sorgner @ University of Kassel (University of Kassel - Jun 14, 2017)

Sorgner @ Jena University Thalia (Jena University Thalia - Jun 13, 2017)

Sorgner @ University of Graz (University of Graz - Jun 06, 2017)