Francesca FerrandoApr 6, 2023
How to Manifest a Posthuman Existence Not Only in Theory, but in Practice?
New Books Network 2023
This episode is a continuation from our previous reading of Francesca Ferrando’s new text Existential Posthumanism: A Manifesto. We will take a deep dive into unpacking this text section by section, discussing its the main questions:
- When did existential posthumanism arise?
- What is existential posthumanism?
- How to enact existential posthumanism?
- What is the difference between spirituality and existential posthumanism?
We will also address the importance of introducing posthumanist approaches to pedagogy in institutions like CIIS.
Dr. Ferrando (pronouns: they/them) teaches Philosophy at New York University (US), NYU-Program of Liberal Studies, as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. Dr. Ferrando holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy (University of Roma Tre, Italy), to which the European Doctoral Fellowship was granted. They received an M.A. in Gender Studies (Utrecht University, Holland), Director of the Program: Prof. Rosi Braidotti. Dr. Ferrando was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University (US) twice, and an Independent Researcher at the University of Reading (England), working on Cyborg Theory with Prof. Kevin Warwick. Recipient of the Philosophical Prize "Premio Sainati", with the Acknowledgment of the President of the Italian Republic, Dr. Ferrando is the author of several publications; their latest book is Philosophical Posthumanism (Bloomsbury). Their work has been translated into a dozen languages, including (in alphabetic order): Chinese, Hungarian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Spanish and Urdu. Dr. Ferrando is the Founder of the Global Posthuman Network. In the history of TED talks, they were the first speaker to give a talk on the subject of the posthuman.
The EWP Podcast credits
- East-West Psychology Podcast Website
- Connect with EWP: Website • Youtube • Facebook
- Hosted by Stephen Julich (EWP Core Faculty) and Jonathan Kay (PhD student, EWP assistant)
- Produced by: Stephen Julich and Jonathan Kay
- Edited and Mixed by: Jonathan Kay
- Introduction music: Mosaic, by Monsoon on the album Mandala
- Music at the end of the episode: tundra immanence (blowing meditation), on the album becoming - song: contemplative transnomadic sono - fictioning, by Jonathan Kay
- Introduction Voiceover: Roche Wadehra