Stefan Lorenz Sorgner
-a world-leading metahumanist philosopher and a philosophy professor at John Cabot University in Rome
-author of the following monographs: Metaphysics without Truth (Marquette University Press 2007), Menschenwürde nach Nietzsche (WBG 2010), Transhumanismus (Herder 2016), Schöner neuer Mensch (Nicolai, 2018), Übermensch (Schwabe 2019), On Transhumanism (Penn State University Press 2020), We have always been cyborgs (Bristol University Press, 2022), Philosophy of Posthuman Art (Schwabe, 2022), Transhumanismus (together with Philip von Becker, 2023, Westendverlag), Homo Ex Machina (together with Bernd Kleine-Gunk, Goldmann, 2023)
-Editor-in-Chief and Founding Editor of the “Journal of Posthuman Studies” (a double-blind peer-review journal, published by Penn State University Press since 2017), Editor-in-Chief and Founding Editor of the book series "Posthuman Studies" (Schwabe), Head of the Trivent Imprint "Transhumanism", and Editor-in-Chief and Founding Editor of the book series "Beyond Humanism" (Peter Lang)
Further information is available here: www.sorgner.de
My research profile is available on Google Scholar
A special journal issue on my "Philosophy of Posthuman Art" (Schwabe 2022) has been published by the journal “Deliberatio” in June 2023.
In April 2023, the Italian journal “Ethics and Politics” published a special issue on my book “We have always been cyborgs” (Bristol University Press 2022).
In 2021, a special issues on my monograph “On Transhumanism” came out.
The Institute of Social and Political Research – ICSP – of West University, Timisoara, hosted a round table entitled LIVING THE POSTHUMAN PARADIGM-SHIFT? A SYMPOSIUM ON SORGNER’S “ON TRANSHUMANISM” on the 27th of May 2021.
Brave New Human - in German
Weak Transhumanism - in German
Interview David Orban
“An eye-opening, wide-ranging and all-inclusive study of transhumanism. Sorgner’s account avoids both the utopian trap and the bogeyman spectre. He makes a compelling case for placing ourselves on the transhuman spectrum. How we continue to use technologies is in our hands. Sorgner’s book is both a comprehensive introduction to transhumanist thought and a clear-sighted vision for its future realisation.”
On March 28, 2018 Sorgner was a keynote speaker at the 2018 Global Solutions Taipei Workshop. In the photo, you find him standing in between Prof. Blair Sheppard from Duke University and Dr. Chen Mei-ling, the Taiwanese Minister of the Development Council. Next to her is the former General Director of the World Trade Organization, Pascal Lamy, who was a special guest at the event!
Global Solutions Taipei Workshop 2018
TEDx Rome Genetic Modification
TEDx Stuttgart Perfection
Health and Digital Data
Global Solutions Taipei Workshop
"With an encyclopaedic knowledge of transhumanism and a deep philosophical grounding, especially in Nietzschean thought, Stefan Sorgner tackles some of the most challenging ethical issues currently discussed, including gene editing, digital data collection, and life extension, with uncommon good sense and incisive conclusions. This study is one of the most detailed and comprehensive analyses available today. Highly recommended for anyone interested in transhumanist/posthumanist ideas and in these issues generally."
Discussion with Sven Helbig
Art Biennale Venice
Open Society Foundation Bratislava
University of Athens
„Vasile Goldiș” Western University of Arad
Stefan Lorenz Sorgner is a philosophy professor at John Cabot University in Rome, Director and Co-Founder of the Beyond Humanism Network, Fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET), Research Fellow at the Ewha Institute for the Humanities at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, academic Advisor of Humanity+, and Visiting Fellow at the Ethics Centre of the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. He is editor of more than 10 essay collections, and author of the following monographs: Metaphysics without Truth (Marquette University Press 2007), Menschenwürde nach Nietzsche(WBG 2010), Transhumanismus (Herder 2016), Schöner neuer Mensch (Nicolai, 2018), Übermensch (Schwabe 2019), On Transhumanism (Penn State University Press 2020), We have always been cyborgs (Bristol University Press 2022), Philosophy of Posthuman Art (Schwabe 2022), Transhumanismus (mit Philip von Becker, Westendverlag 2023), Homo ex Machina (together with Bernd Kleine-Gunk, Goldmann 2023). In addition, he is Editor-in-Chief and Founding Editor of the “Journal of Posthuman Studies” (a double-blind peer review journal, published by Penn State University Press since 2017). Furthermore, he is in great demand as a speaker in all parts of the world (World Humanities Forum, Global Solutions Taipei Workshop, Biennale Arte Venezia, TEDx, Colours of Ostrava) and a regular contact person of national and international journalists and media representatives (Die Zeit, Cicero, Der Standard; Die Presse am Sonntag, Philosophy Now, Il Sole 24 Ore). www.sorgner.de & www.mousike.de