n the 1st of May, the essay collection “Nietzsche and Transhumanism: Precursor or Enemy?”, edited by Yunus Tuncel, will be published. It deals with the question of whether Nietzsche can be seen as a precursor of transhumanism or not. Debates on the topic have existed for some years, particularly in the Journal of Evolution and Technology and The Agonist.
This book combines existing papers, from these journals, with new material, to highlight some of the important issues surrounding this argument. The collection addresses a variety of issues to show whether or not there is a close connection between transhumanist concerns for progress and technology and Nietzsche’s ideas. The debate circles around reflections of IEET Fellow Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, who has written four articles for this collection which also contain a basic outline of his Nietzschean transhumanism. IEET Fellow Russell Blackford has also contributed his specific take on this topic. Here is a complete list of the contributors to this collection. All of them are world-leading transhumanists, Nietzsche scholars, philosophers or ethicists.
Keith Ansell-Pearson, University of Warwick
Babette Babich, Fordham University
Rebecca Bamford, Quinnipiac University
Russell Blackford, University of Newcastle, NSW
Michael Hauskeller, University of Exeter
Bill Hibbard, University of Wisconsin-Madison Space Science and Engineering Center
Paul S. Loeb, University of Puget Sound.
Max More, Alcor Foundation
Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, John Cabot University, Rome
Michael Steinmann, Stevens Institute of Technology
Yunus Tuncel, New School for Social Research
Ashley Woodward, University of Dundee
Here is the link to the announcement of this collection by the publishing house: