Adam Lipszyc

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Associate Professor, Polish Academy of Science

The Vortex of Pain: Theorists, Writers and Artists Visiting a Wounded Square in Warsaw

Adam Lipszyc is Associate Professor at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Science. He teaches in Collegium Civitas in Warsaw and at the Franz Kafka University of Muri. He has published five books in Polish as well as a number of papers in Polish and English. In his work, he focuses mostly on traces of Jewish theology in the 20th century thought and literature, as well as on the philosophical implications of psychoanalysis. His most recent publications include a study of Walter Benjamin’s philosophy of language and justice (Justice on the Tip of the Tongue, 2012) and a study of Paul Celan’s poetry (The Time of the Poem, 2015). He co-edited (together with Agata Bielik-Robson) a volume of essays Judaism in Contemporary Thought. Traces and Influence (2014). He edited and co-translated into Polish two volumes of essays, one by Gershom Scholem and one by Walter Benjamin.

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