Disputatio: Special Edition about The Upsurge of Irrationality
Call for Papers
Disputatio. Philosophical Research Bulletin is preparing a special edition about The Upsurge of Irrationality: Pseudoscience, Science and Post-Truth.
Critical thinking, the general capacity for the critical assessment of arguments and scientific literacy, face several problems that hinder both its public acceptance and its screening by responsible institutions. Although social irrationality is not a novel issue, its sophisticated use by social movements that, flirting with pseudoscience, seek to exploit negligence in decision-making is rising. In this regard, many of these contemporary forms of motivated irrationality show harmful political implications, such as “alternative facts”, climate change denial, radical gender studies, etc., in contexts as crucial as educational, health or environmental public policies.
Disputatio, Philosophical Research Bulletin cordially invites authors interested in reflecting or in presenting a systematic investigation about contemporary forms of collective irrationality that come into well-documented conflict with critical thinking and scientific knowledge. Articles can be interdisciplinary, considering for different standpoints a wide thematic spectrum: pseudo-theory promotion (homeopathy, psychoanalysis, intelligent design), science denialism (of vaccines, flat-earthers, etc.), and post-truth as an attitude of rejection of evidence and critical discussion, flourishing nowadays in postmodern politics. This broad thematic spectrum aims to offer freedom to the authors, nevertheless, monograph will not include merely informative or uncritical articles.
The manuscripts can be submitted in Spanish, English and Portuguese. In case you wish to submit a writing in German or Italian, we offer translation into Spanish and publication in bilingual form. Submissions will be subject to blind peer review and must meet the usual standards of quality for international Publications. If the idea appeals to you and you wish to participate in this special edition, just you need to provide with a title, an abstract (max. 200 words), and 3-5 key words. Deadline for the receipt of submissions (full papers): 31/05/2019.
Disputatio. Philosophical Research Bulletin its published by the University of Salamanca (Spain) and follows the standard academic procedure of revision of writings by peers; it is of open access, free of charge for authors and readers, and it mainly publishes original writings in Spanish, English and Portuguese. Disputatio (ISSN: 2254-0601) is covered by the following indexing services: Emerging Sources Citation Index – ESCI (ISI/WoS), The Philosopher’s Index, MLA International Bibliography, International Directory of Philosophy (PCD), PhilPapers, Linguistic Bibliography (Brill), ERIH Plus, DOAJ, among others. Further details can be found on the official website
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