Jean-Michel Besnier is a Professor of Philosophy at the Sorbonne University, Paris (Paris IV), where he created and directed the Master’s course “Editorial choices and management of digital knowledge” from 2001 to 2013, before taking charge of the “Contemporary Rationalities” Research Team. He is also the Scientific Director of the “Connected Health, Augmented Human” Research Cluster at the CNRS Institute for Communication Sciences. He is a member of the scientific advisory board of the IHEST (Institute of Higher Studies for Science and Technology), of the executive board of the MURS (Universal Movement for Scientific Responsibility) and of the Scientific and Technical Literature Commission of the CNL (French National Centre for Book Publishing). His teaching and supervision of Doctoral theses prepared under his guidance (11 to date) focus on the philosophy of technology. He was a member of the Ethics and Precaution Committee for Agronomic Research Applications of INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research) and of IFREMER (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (comepra) from 2000 to 2007. He also belonged to the Ethics Committee of the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) (the COMETS) during the same period. He was the Scientific Director of the Science and Society Sector of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research in 2008, until April 2011. He created and oversees the Mélétè collection for the publisher Le Pommier. His current research mainly focuses on the philosophical and ethical impact of science and techniques on individual and collective representations and perceptions. He in particular published Demain les post-humains. Le futur a-t-il encore besoin de nous ? (Tomorrow, the post-humans. Does the future still need us?), Paris, Fayard, 2010. L’Homme simplifié. Le syndrome de la touche étoile, (The simplified man. The syndrome of the star key) Paris, Fayard, 2012. Un cerveau très prometteur (A very promising brain) (with F. Brunelle and F. Gazeau), Paris, Éditions Le Pommier 2016. He is also the co-author of a number of works published in the collection “Questions vives” (Topical issues) by Actes Sud: La science en jeu, (Science in question) 2010; La Science et le débat public, (Science and public debate) 2012; Sciences et société, les normes en question, (Science and society, the norms in question) 2014.