Jan P. Hudzik
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin (Poland)
Jan P. Hudzik is ordinary professor of philosophy at the Maria Curie Sklodowska University in Lublin (Poland). He is the author of several books and numerous articles in academic and professional journals. His recent publications include Wykłady z filozofii mediów (Lectures on Media Philosophy) (2017) and Prawda i teoria (Truth and Theory) (2011). His current research interests include the theoretical foundations of humanities and social sciences, the transformations of contemporary political philosophy, the role of intellectuals in the public sphere, and German media philosophy.
Articles of Jan P. Hudzik
From God’s Death and Nothingness to the Re-Creation of the World: Vilém Flusser’s Intertextual Games
The essay deals with several motifs of Vilém Flusser’s philosophy focusing on the notion of nothingness – ontological horizon, conversation and establishment of being. The essay attempts to reconstruct the fundamentals of Flusser’s theory of being, based on an analysis of his fragmentary statements, which form a coherent whole grounded in a utopian vision of information society influenced by Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Ingarden, Sartre and Levinas. Flusser’s writings are intertexts full of more or less concealed allusions, transformations, and polemics, as well as of congenial convergences with texts and ideas of other authors.
From Hegel to Zielinski: An Essay on German Media Philosophy
This article discusses an original media philosophy emerging in the German-language since the 1980s. Its relevant contexts described here include phenomenology, social critical theory (the Frankfurt School), and deconstructionism. The starting point of this paper is Hegel’s romantic vision of culture as language, and the area of meanings conveyed by speech and writing, whereas the conclusion is the vision of culture permeated by digital technologies. The so-called “medial turn” is a new opening for philosophical reflection under the aegis of Medienphilosophie. The presentation of its conceptual framework and analytical style is addressed here by the methodological and philosophical devices of Siegfried Zielinski’s media archeology.