Inscriptions 6, no. 2 is out

Posted on 1 Sep 2023
Inscriptions 6, no. 2 cover
Inscriptions 6, no. 2 cover.

In the work of Theodor W. Adorno and Walter Benjamin we find two distinct approaches to critique. To Adorno a negative dialectic provided the limit of what it was possible to imagine in our time; for Benjamin social critique was animated by a messianic moment to come. The most recent issue of Inscriptions features prominently essays that relate to each of these social philosophers: Anda Pleniceanu, in her essay “Carving out the absence within,” draws on Adorno to suggest a novel apporach to philosophical concept-building while Georgios Tsagdis profoundly investigates Giorgio Agamben’s idea of “form-of-life” as a kind of messianism. Read the editorial that discusses these and other contribution to our latest issue: (open access).

About Torgeir Fjeld
I have taught at many universities in North America, Europe, and Africa, including the University of Minnesota, Roehampton University, the University of Gdańsk, and the University of kwaZulu/Natal. I am Head of the Ereignis Center for Philosophy and the Arts, Publisher at Tankebanen forlag, and Editor-in-Chief of Inscriptions. My latest books are Introducing Ereignis: philosophy, technology, way of life and Perversion’s Beyond: life at the edge of knowledge. I have published many articles, editorials, and op-eds; you can read many of them for free by following links on the articles page. And here is a page entirely dedicated to poetry in translation! This site has a cookie policy.