Call for Papers
All papers are thoroughly double-blind peer-reviewed for originality, soundness, significance and relevance. Authors will be notified of the status of their papers within three months of submission. The journal publishes papers up to 8500 words, as well as shorter texts up to 3000 (event reports, reviews of books, comments on papers etc.).
Flusser Studies is aimed at a reading audience already familiar with the general outline of Flusser’s philosophy as well as with the essentials of his biography. General introductory references to the life and work of Vilém Flusser should, therefore, be avoided.
Flusser Studies is published twice a year (May and November).
Flusser Studies 37 (May 2024) is not a special issue. Any contribution on Flusser and his work is therefore welcome.
Please submit your contribution before March 1st, 2024 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Flusser Studies 38 (November 2024)
Special Issue: Nihilism in Vilém Flusser’s Thinking
In June 2023, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Porto (Portugal) hosted the International Congress “Philosophy and Literature: Nihilism across boundaries”. Some of the papers presented there explicitly focused on Flusser’s view of nihilism. This special issue offers an opportunity for further debate on the question of nihilism in Flusser's writings.
What is Flusser’s take on nihilism? Does he distinguish different types of nihilism? If so, with what sort of nihilism is Flusser mainly concerned? Who are the main thinkers influencing Flusser’s view of nihilism? What role does, for instance, Nietzsche play in Flusser’s view of nihilism? Is Flusser’s discussion of nihilism any different from that of other philosophers? What is the link between existentialism and nihilism in Flusser’s work? How does the notion of nihilism evolve from the early works to the works of the late 1980s? What other notions are related to nihilism?
We invite contributions that deal with Flusser’s critique of the course of European civilization, the connection between nihilism and the problem of rationalism and the instrumentalization of thought, and the link between nihilism and the formalization of philosophical discourse.