MGR. JURAJ ODORČÁK, PHD.

is a philosopher, research associate and administrator of UCM CB with a special interest in bioethics, ontology and philosophy of technology. He is an assistant professor and faculty member of the Department of Philosophy and Applied Philosophy at the Faculty of Arts of University Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia.

Contact: juraj.odorcak@ucm.sk

 

Professional interests: Human enhancement, Transhumanism, Posthumanism, Analytic philosophy of persistence, Metaphysics of identity, Metaphysics of time, Narratives of emergent technologies. 

Teaching experience: Introduction to logic (undergraduate course, seminar), Introduction to bioethics (undergraduate course, lectures), Introduction to ontology (undergraduate course, lectures), Ontology (undergraduate course, lectures), Bioethics (graduate course, lectures), Biomedical ethics (graduate course, lectures), Personal identity and metaphysics (graduate course, lectures).

Selected publications and presentations:

2020: Perzistencia a identita osoby = Persistence and personal identity. In: Ostium, Vol. 16, No.1.

2019: Transhumanism and immortality. In: Sykora, P. (ed.): Promises and perils of emerging technologies for human condition: Voices from four postcommunist Central and East European countries. Berlin: Peter Lang, 2019, p. 65-82. ISBN 978-3-631-77512-7.

2018: Neuroadministratívné zariadenia a autonómia subjektu = Neuro Administrative Devices and Personal Autonomy. In: Filozofia, 2018, Vol. 73, No. 6, p. 449-457. ISSN 0046-385X.

2017: Perzistencia a osobný záujem o budúcnosť = Persistence and Self-Interest for the Future. In: Ostium, Vol. 13, 2017, No. 4. ISSN 1336-6556.

2017: Prezentizmus a prítomný moment = Presentism and the present moment. In: Ostium, Vol. 13, 2017, No.1. ISSN 1336-6556.

2016: Prezentizmus a plynutie času = Presentism and the flow of time. In: Ostium, Vol. 12, 2016, No. 4. ISSN 1336-6556.

2015: Kopírovanie zabíja identitu osoby = Copy kills Personal Identity. In: Filozofia, 2015, Vol. 70, No. 5, p. 367-377. ISSN 0046-385X

2014: Hĺbková mozgová stimulácia, identita a perdurantizmus = Deep Brain Stimulation, Identity, Perdurantism. In: Filozofia, 2014, Vol. 69, No. 6, p. 472-481. ISSN 0046-385X 

2012: Realizmus, perdurantizmus a jeho praktické dôsledky =  Realism, Perdurantism and Practical Consequences. In: Filozofia, 2012, Vol. 67, No. 5, p. 375-386. ISSN 0046-385X

2010: Identita, konštitúcia a perzistencia = Identity, constitution and persistence. In: Volek, Peter et al. (eds.): Problém identity osoby v stredovekej a súčasnej analytickej filozofii, Ružomverok: Verbum, 2010. 

2010: Kritika transhumanistickej kritiky Friedricha Nietzscheho = A Critique of the Transhumanist Critique of Friedrich Nietzsche. In: Filozofia, 2010, Vol. 65, No. 6, p. 552-556. ISSN 0046-385X

Miscellaneous: Back-packer and former semi-professional critic of elevator music.