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Dr. Steven Jensen

Running Time: 45:25

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Transhumanism is the idea that, through genetic manipulation and technological enhancements, we can transform human beings into superhumans, eliminating the problems that are derived from human weakness.  While on the surface this may seem to be a good pursuit, Dr. Jensen reveals the dark moral roots of Transhumanism, which is ultimately based upon pride and ingratitude, leading to a hatred of the weak and imperfect.


Dr. Steven Jensen 

Dr. Steven Jensen is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Center for Thomistic Studies in Houston, Texas. The North Dakota native graduated summa cum laude from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota in 1987. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Notre Dame in 1993. His dissertation on Intrinsically Evil Actions According to St. Thomas Aquinas was done under Ralph McInerny. In 1993, Dr. Jensen embarked upon his teaching career at the University of Mary in North Dakota. He then went on to teach at Wheeling Jesuit University in 2006. In 2007 he began teaching at the Center for Thomistic Studies. Dr. Jensen is the author of numerous articles, exhibiting his keen interest and acumen for ethics. He is the author of three books: Knowing the Good Life, The Ethics of Organ Transplantation, and Good and Evil Actions: A Journey Through Saint Thomas Aquinas. A fourth book Knowing the Natural Law: Precepts, Inclinations, and Deriving Oughts is forthcoming. 

(Biography courtesy of the Center for Thomistic Studies and the John Paul II forum of the University of St. Thomas, Houston)