Introducing Ereignis: philosophy, technology, way of life, by Torgeir Fjeld and Stefan Chazbijewicz with Wolfgang Schirmacher

Introducing Ereignis cover image This book introduces Ereignis as a philosophical concept, as a technology, and as a way of life. In addition to an introduction to the concept written in a non-specialist language, you will find a previously unpublished interview with Wolfgang Schirmacher, and a glossary of key terms. The text is interlaced with award-winning director Stefan Chazbijewicz’s photographic impressions of Warsaw.

Ereignis is a German word which can mean just a happening, just an event, just taking the train to go to Berlin. But it can also mean something quite different: a happening which defines who you are, an Ereignis, an event, which brings you into your own. Wolfgang Schirmacher

About Ereignis Center for Philosophy and the Arts

Ereignis Center for Philosophy and the Arts is an organisation for research, education and dissemination of a distinct approach to Ereignis as a philosophy, technology, and way of life. The Center offers courses online and at on-site retreats, and hosts conferences and open meetings with artists, authors, and philosophers. Tankebanen forlag, with its English-language imprint utopos, is our publisher. We publish the international, peer-reviewed journal Inscriptions.

About the authors: Dr. Torgeir Fjeld is Head of the Ereignis Center for Philosophy and the Arts.

Stefan Chazbijewicz is a film and theatre director, poet, and visual artist living in Warsaw, Poland.

Professor Wolfgang Schirmacher is a philosopher of media technology.


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  • Genres: Philosophy & Art
  • Pages (paperback): 48 pp
  • File size (PDF): 10,928 kB
  • 1st edition published: 28 April, 2022
  • ISBN: 978-82-93659-28-0 (softbound)
  • ISBN: 978-82-93659-24-2 (electronic)