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:

2021: Homo Artefactus and Promethean Shame: Reflections on Josef Čapek, Futurism, Transhumanism, Posthumanism, and the Obvious. In: World Literature Studies, Vol. 13, No. 1.

2020: Bakošová, P., Odorčák, J.: Posthumanism and Human Extinction: Apocalypse, Species, and Two Posthuman Ecologies. In: Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies, Vol. 19, Iss. 57, p. 47-62. ISSN 1583-0039.

2020: Bakošová, P., Odorčák, J.: Posthumanizmus a posledný človek = Posthumanism and the Last Human. In: Jana Tomašovičová, Juraj Odorčák, J. (eds.): Modern Bio-Discourse and Blurring Borders (B.o.A.). Trnava: University of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava Press. ISBN 978-80-572-0086-4.

2020: Niektoré problémy transhumanistickej koncepcie lásky = Some Problems of the Transhumanist Conception of Love. In: Pro-Fil, Vo. 21, No. 1, pp. 51-68. ISSN 1212-9097.

2020: Robotické bábätká = Robot Babies. In: Peter Jemelka, Slavomír Lesňák (eds.): 100 let R.U.R., p. 47-60. Brno: Masaryk University Press. ISBN 978-80-210-9687-5.

2020: Love, Biotechnology, and Ethics. In: Revista de Filosofie Aplicata, Vol. 3, Iss. 4, p. 3-20. ISSN: 2668-0009.

2020: Scientific Immortalism and the Problematic Future of Technocentric Immortality. In:  Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies, Vol. 19, Iss. 55, p. 53-68. ISSN: 1583-0039.

2020: Perzistencia a identita osoby = Persistence and Personal Identity. In: Ostium, Vol. 16, No.1. ISSN 1336-6556.

2019: Exorganic Posthumanism and Brain-Computer Interface Technologies. In: Postmodern Openings, Vol. 10, Iss. 4, p. 193-208. ISSN 2068-0236.

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,  p. 65-82. Berlin: Peter Lang. ISBN 978-3-631-77512-7.

2018: Neuroadministratívné zariadenia a autonómia subjektu = Neuro Administrative Devices and Personal Autonomy. In: Filozofia, 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, No.1. ISSN 1336-6556.

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

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

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

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

2010: Volek, P., Korineková, D., Kuric, M., Chabada, M., Odorčák, J.: Problém identity osoby v stredovekej a súčasnej analytickej filozofii = The Problem of Personal Identity in Medieval and Contemporary Analytic Philosophy.  Ružomberok: Verbum Publishing House of Catholic University Ružomberok. ISBN 978-80-8084-612-1.

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

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