journal for contemporary thinking on
art, philosophy and psycho-analysis
Inscriptions, an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes contemporary thinking on art, philosophy and psycho-analysis, vol. 3, no. 2, is available Open Access at https://inscriptions.tankebanen.no/
Power in a time of pandemic
Among our key questions in this open issue is the relation between the subject and power: what is the substance and appearance of the sovereign, what is the domain and limits of state power, and what are the effects of governance in the time of a health scare. Two short texts by Giorgio Agamben show how a religion of science became a tool to administer an exceptional governmentality under the pandemic. This issue features contributions by Leopold Haas, Christopher Norris, Mehdi Parsa, Lukas Reimann, Philippe Stamenkovic, and Regina Surber.
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Call for Paper: Ethics and Artifical Life
Deadline for proposals: 15 September 2020. Full manuscripts due 15 October 2020.
Ethics, the question of how to live right and well, has been one of philosophy’s key concerns from its beginnings. In the thought of Wolfgang Schirmacher the ethical life is connected to artifice: subjected to the event of technology we recognise our ethical being in mediated form, and it is through reflecting on this our present condition that we can begin regain our composition as ethical subjects.
For our volume 4, n1, Inscriptions, a journal for contemporary thinking on art, philosophy and psycho-analysis, seeks essays that reflect on, interrogate, and bring new perspectives to the notion of artificial life and ethical living in general. Key questions include:
· How must I compose myself in order to live a good, satisfying life?
· What is the good life, and what values are relevant to us in our present time?
· How has the figure of the subject been challenged by our technological order, and how may we begin to ethically reassess our present condition?
Please submit a brief proposal (of up to 300 words) or full-length manuscript (of up to 5000 words) through our online platform. Proposals receive a preliminary assessment. All scholarship published by Inscriptions undergo double-blind peer review. We also accept book reviews, commentaries, and short interventions of up to 1500 words.
Open Access, no APCs
Access to content in this journal remains open on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. For this upcoming issue we will not charge authors for submission or publication.
Inscriptions is published online and in print, and is indexed by, among others, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Our authors include Wolfgang Schirmacher, Siobhan Doyle, Christopher Norris, and Jørgen Veisland.
Our issues are archived electronically and in print by Norway's National Library.
· Inscriptions 3, no. 2: Power in a time of pandemic, July 2020
· Inscriptions 3, no. 1: Outsourced!, January 2020
· Inscriptions 2, no. 2: Kierkegaard, July 2019
· Inscriptions 2, no. 1: The Global Unconscious, January 2019
· Inscriptions 1, no. 1-2: Consecrations, July 2018
Dr. Torgeir Fjeld