Next Saturday, April 24th 2021!

Book Launch!"Philosophical Posthumanism"

Dearest Posthumans,

We are delighted to announce the book launch of Philosophical Posthumanism (Bloomsbury; paperback 2020 / hardcover 2019) by author Francesca Ferrando, Professor at NYU and Co-Founder of the Global Posthuman Network. The book launch, featuring many renowned scholars of the posthuman, will be held next Saturday, April 24th 2021, at the Conference "Posthumanism" (April 23-24 2021) by the Karl Jaspers Society of North America (KJSNA). The audience will have the chance to connect, ask questions, share views and insights. 

The event is free and online. You are all welcome to join, envision and celebrate! 

Saturday, April 24, 2021

9:00 am (US Pacific), noon (US Eastern), 17:00 (GMT London), 18:00 (CET Zurich), 8.30 pm (IST, New Delhi), 11.59 pm (China, Beijing)

SESSION TWO: Author meets Critics
Philosophical Posthumanism

(Bloomsbury Academic 2019)

The section will see the participation of the author Francesca Ferrando (New York University) in critical and generative dialogues with posthuman scholars:

Debashish Banerji (Haridas Chaudhuri Professor & East-West Psychology Chair, California Institute of Integral Studies), presenting on the "Traditions of Yoga in Existential Posthuman Praxis";

Jessica Ludescher Imanaka (Seattle University), presenting on "Conjoining Posthumanism with Cognitarian Futurabilities";

Kevin LaGrandeur (New York Institute of Technology), presenting on "The Ethics of Human Enhancement"

Markus Wirtz (Universität Köln, Germany), presenting on "The Hidden Religious Dimension of Posthumanism"

The section, organized by Michael Steinmann  (Stevens Institute of Technology), will be chaired by Kyle B. Gonzalez (University of California, Santa Cruz).


9:00—9:05      Welcome by the program chair, Michael Steinmann
9:05—9:10      Introduction of author by the session chair Kyle B. Gonzalez

9:10—9:20      Francesca Ferrando – Thoughts on what the book was supposed to establish (not a book summary)

9:20–9:22        Introduction of first critic
9:22—9:32      Debashish Banerji – first critique
9:32—9:37      Francesca reply to Debashish
9:37—9:52      Discussion starts with Francesca, then Debashish, then other critics and/or audience

9:52—9:54      Introduction of second critic
9:54—10:04    Jessica Ludescher – second critique
10:04—10:09   Francesca reply to Jessica
10:09—10:24   Discussion starts with Francesca, then Jessica, then other critics and/or audience

10:24—10:26   Introduction of third critic
10:26—10:36   Kevin LaGrandeur – third critique
10:36—10:41   Francesca reply to Kevin
10:41—10:56   Discussion starts with Francesca, then Kevin, then other critics and/or audience

10:56—10:58   Introduction of fourth critic
10:58—11:08   Markus Wirtz – fourth critique
11:08—11:13   Francesca reply to Markus
11:13—11:28    Discussion starts with Francesca, then Markus, then other critics and/or audience

11:28—closing  Overall discussion and Celebration until session closes

The event is free and online.

To register, please contact Professor Helmut Wautischer (Sonoma State University) at: wautis[at]

The meeting address is and the meeting ID is 810 8326 4912. Please share it only with friends and colleagues and without posting it online or on social networks.

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom meetings, it is recommended to install the "Zoom Client for Meetings" ( in order to minimize technical glitches.

We hope to see you next Saturday to discuss, reflect and celebrate together;
we would also like to take this opportunity to wish you all a serene and healthy April!

Peace, Visions and Much Appreciation,
The Global Posthuman Network

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