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Ereignis Center for Philosophy and the Arts operates a hybrid space between the virtual and the physical, the imagined and the real to engage, promote and connect scholars, artists, and audiences with an interest in creativity, ethics and the art of life.

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Journal

This year we are launching a peer-reviewed journal, Inscriptions in cooperation with our publisher tankebanen forlag that will feature articles, creative writing and artwork on questions relevant to contemporary thinking on art, philosophy and psycho-analysis.

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Video essays

We are publishing a series of video essays on questions relevant to current philosophy.

  • Arthur Schopenhauer and the insufficiency of modesty: After 17 years of silence Arthur Schopenhauer decided to participate in a competition to answer the question Can man's free will be proven from his self-consciousness? Schopenhauer held that our character provides a sufficient explanation of our acts. This video essay gives context to a letter written by Schopenhauer to the Royal Norwegian Academy of Science in 1839. Viewing time: 6mins



  • Badiou on salvation: Alain Badiou is one of the most important and influential philosophers of our time. In his book on Ludwig Wittgenstein he discusses how terms like salvation and redemption can become meaningful to us today. In this video essay Badiou's reading of Wittgenstein and Martin Heidegger is brought out in relation to salvation as an event that allows reality to enter into our world. Viewing time: 6mins



  • Nietzsche and the extra egalitarians: Friedrich Nietzsche's anti-democratic and anti-egalitarian position is well known. Less familiar is Malcolm Bull's re-reading of Nietzsche. This video essay discusses how to read Nietzsche in the 21st century. Viewing time: 4mins

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Ereignis Center for Philosophy and the Arts takes inspiration from Martin Heidegger's wisdom, and his claim that «Ereignis ist eignende Eräugnis»: an event serves as a disclosure when it guides us to bring our life into our own, when our life belongs to us, and when we bring our being before our eyes.