Humanism, which is characterized by the special status of human beings within the world, i.e. human beings do not differ gradually but categorically from other natural beings, is in a crisis. It gets attacked from various directions. Basically, it is possible to distinguish two main movements which try to transcend Humanism: Trans- and Posthumanism. In the book series
Beyond Humanism: Trans- and Posthumanism / Jenseits des Humanismus: Trans- und Posthumanismus
, monographs and essay collections will be published which discuss aspects of this range of topics historically or systematically.
Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner, Institut für Geschichte und Ethik der Medizin, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. Editors Homepage: www.sorgner.de. From 1st January 2016 employed as an associate professor of philosophy at the John Cabot University in Rome.
Editorial Board Members:
Prof. Dr. H. James Birx, Anthropology, Canisus College, SUNY Geneseo, USA
Prof. Dr. Irina Deretic, Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Dr. James J. Hughes, Sociology, Executive Director, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies Lecturer, Public Policy Studies, Trinity College, Associate Editor, Journal of Evolution and Technology, USA
Prof. Dr. Andy Miah, Ethics and Emerging Technologies, University of the West of Scotland, a Fellow of FACT, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (Liverpool), and a Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (USA)
Prof. Dr. Domna Pastourmatzi, American Literature, University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Prof. Dr. Evi Sampanikou, Art History, University of the Aegean, Greece