Llamada a la participación. Monográfico: «Philosophy as a Way of Life in a Time of Crisis». Revista: Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture. Volumen 5: no. 1/2021.

Fecha límite para el envío de artículos: 15 de noviembre de 2020

This issue of our journal will be devoted specifically to the meaning and purpose of writing works of philosophy as a way of life (PWL) in times of cultural upheaval, uncertainty, pain, and new suffering. When the world finds itself in the middle of a pandemic with its consequent confinement and social isolation, a related economic crisis, the unmasking of ongoing systematic racism, the global rise of far right politics, and the spread of violence, what role can the work of philosophers have in helping individuals and communities strive for a wise, just, and meaningful life?

This edition of Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture calls for papers examining the role or roles of philosophy in times of crisis. Can philosophy any longer be therapeutic or consolatory, as it was for the ancients? What different genres can and should philosophers write and with what aims? Can philosophy provide new visions of human community when community seems fraught or broken? During such times as these, what should the philosopher write and for whom? Should we write consolations for ourselves in a world we cannot control? Should we catalyze others to transform society through fiery manifestos? Do we pen dialogues, fictional works, and artistic essays to incite necessary thought and reflection? Ought philosophers, driven by the new necessities, to aim only to accumulate high end journal articles and manuscripts with leading publishers that few will read but our colleagues? Or ought we to challenge what Frodeman and Briggle calls “disciplinary capture”? Should we instead be writing for broader audiences with tabletop books that support others on the quest for the good life, or does that oversimplify and perhaps cheapen the depth of our work and PWL? What is the role for the professional philosopher today? In view of the current pandemic, should we shift our priorities toward online publications, presentations, seminars and conferences? Should this change in priorities persist even after the return to “normal”?

Papers, which will be double-blind peer-reviewed, can be submitted by November 15th, 2020 to: eidos.ed@uw.edu.pl.

Please, make sure that your paper complies with our submission standards which are posted here.

Más información en: http://eidos.uw.edu.pl/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CFP-15.pdf