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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.

Sorgner is Associate Professor of Philosophy at John Cabot University in Rome, and director and co-founder of the Beyond Humanism Network. His co-editor on this project was Irina Deretić, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Belgrade.

Additional information can be obtained here.

Book Synopsis:

The relationship between humanism, metahumanism, posthumanism and transhumanism is one of the most pressing topics concerning many current cultural, social, political, ethical and individual challenges. There have been a great number of uses of the various terms in history. Meta-, post- and transhumanism have in common that they reject the categorically dualist understanding of human beings inherent in humanism.

The essays in this volume consider the relevant historical discourses, important contemporary philosophical reflections and artistic perspectives on this subject-matter. The goal is to obtain a multifaceted survey of the concepts, the relationship of the various concepts and their advantages as well as their disadvantages. Leading scholars of many different traditions, countries and disciplines have contributed to this collection.

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