Matías QUER, Professor PhD
Professor and researcher at Signos Center at Universidad de los Andes |CHILE

Matías Quer, professor and researcher at Signos Center at Universidad de los Andes, Chile has a BA in Medicine and MA on Philosophy, currently accepted for the PhD on Philosophy at Universidad de los Andes starting on 2021. He is interested in the social, ethical and political effects of technology on our society, especially on transhumanism, digital democracy and cryptoanarchism, among others, from the perspective of Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Bioethics. He has participated in different international conferences and forums, like fPET2020 (Forum on Philosophy, Engineering and Technology).

Plenary speech | Fear of death as the foundation of modern political philosophy and its overcoming by transhumanism

Antonio SANDU, PhD
Professor Ph.D., “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava |  ROMANIA
Director of LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Iasi | ROMANIA

Antonio Sandu is Professor PhD at “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania, and Senior Researcher at the LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Iasi, Romania. His main areas of interest include ethics, bioethics, social work and social philosophy. The original contributions of the author’s scientific activities start from the social construction of reality and social constructionism as seen from a semiological perspective. He analyses the social construction of reality by developing his very own version of social constructionism operating at the intersection between the constructionist paradigm and the theory of communicative action. He is the author of the book: Social Construction of Reality as Communicative action, published at Cambridge Scholar Publishing (2016), and also of “Social Work Practice: Research Techniques and Intervention Models: From Problem Solving to Appreciative Inquiry”, “Appreciative Ethics: A constructionist version of ethics” and “Social-Constructionist Epistemology: A transmodern overview”, all three published by Lap Lambert between 2012 and 2013. He has also authored more than 20 volumes in Romanian and English language.

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