6 februarie – 25 martie 2024

Call for Papers: Nietzsche and Critical Posthumanism, Transhumanism, and Metahumanism, 28-29 of June, 2024

In order to explore the relevance of Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical ideas and theories in terms of the posthuman paradigm shift, it is essential to adopt an open and critical approach. Such an approach should not only focus on Nietzsche’s philosophical legacy but also delve into the antagonisms and convergences between Nietzsche’s philosophical theories and concepts and Critical, Speculative, and Philosophical Posthumanism, Classical, and Euro-Transhumanism, as well as Metahumanism. The aim of this conference is to thoroughly explore the multitude of questions that arise from the ongoing and complex challenge of understanding the potential impact of Nietzsche’s philosophy on the posthuman paradigm shift. These aspects include the way we address the complexities associated with the emergence of new sciences and technologies, human enhancements, anthropocentrism, the realm of posthuman art and aesthetics, bioethics, and the realm of posthuman education, among other significant topics. The conference endeavors to encourage open and creative dialogues among researchers, philosophers, humanists, transhumanists, posthumanists, and metahumanists, who will present their research in diverse fields such as philosophy, ethics, psychology, music, arts, bioethics, emerging technologies, sociology, education, cultural studies, and more.
The organizers of the conference are Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of History and Philosophy, the Posthuman Studies Research Group (PSRG) of the Center for Applied Philosophy (CAPH) of the Department of Philosophy, and lect. dr. Aura Elena Schussler in collaboration with Trivent.


Abstract proposals

We invite participants to submit abstracts of around 250-300 words and up to 5 keywords, including the name(s), affiliation of the presenter(s), and contact information, together with a short author(s) bio (100 words), in MS Word format to: Aura Schussler (aura.schussler@ubbcluj.ro).

Submission deadline: 25th  March, 2024
Notification of acceptance: 5th April, 2024
Date of conference: 28-29th June, 2024


Conference fees:

100 Euro (early bird – till 30th April)
150 euro (later – till 31st May)
Conference fees include the following:
All presentations will be considered for publication in an essay collection that will come out in print as well as in open access.
Conference dinner on the 28th.
Conference lunch on the 29th.

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