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: Bioethics; Human Enhancement; Transhumanism; Posthumanism; Personal Identity; Ontology of Persistence; Ontology 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: Odorčák, J., Bakošová, P.: Robots, Extinction, and Salvation: On Altruism in Human–Posthuman Interactions. In: Religions, Vol. 12, No. 4: 275. ISSN 2077-1444. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12040275

2021: Homo Artefactus and Promethean Shame: Reflections on Josef Čapek, Futurism, Transhumanism, Posthumanism, and the Obvious. In: World Literature Studies, Vol. 13, No. 1., p. 68-80. ISSN 1337-9275. https://doi.org/10.31577/wls.2021.13.1.6

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: Niektoré problémy transhumanistickej koncepcie lásky = Some Problems of the Transhumanist Conception of Love. In: Pro-Fil, Vo. 21, No. 1, p. 51-68. ISSN 1212-9097. https://doi.org/10.5817/pf20-1-2087

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.  https://doi.org/10.5817/cz.muni.p210-9688-2020-5

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: 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: Neuroadministratívne 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

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