Call for Papers

Today’s significance of Jaspers’ world philosophy

30th April, 2021

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The Journal “Studi jaspersiani” dedicates the next volume (2020) to: Today’s significance of Jaspers’ world philosophy.

The metaphysical conceptuality had often been a presupposition for the notion of identity, thus bringing out the most varied speculative distortions of realty in form of a closure towards the otherness. In such an era the thought of Karl Jaspers emerges with the vision of unifying, ultra-conceptual, supra-identitarian philosophy, which – in the common root of humanity – sees the possibility of its sustainable future.

Guided by the concrete reality of the moment, this issue proposes and problematizes the Jaspersian notion of world philosophy in a twofold direction: on the one hand it confronts the human need to go beyond any logical and conceptual determination to open up to otherness in the sense of an existential union between human beings, on the other hand, it opens up to the dimension of concrete history.

Wondering about the existence of a world history of philosophy means looking for a principle of unity that can overcome differences: the clash between cultures, the intransigence of fanaticisms, the construction of walls, the mutual suspicion that can feed fears and even the terror of the different and the “other” that can be difficult to understand and to accept.

Starting from Karl Jaspers’ reflection and philosophical methodology, the following work axes are proposed for attention, on which we invite to reflect:

  • Meanings and Problematization of the concept of Weltphilosophie
  • Relationship between identity and otherness
  • Connections and Differences between logical, conceptual and existential
  • Intercultural Dialogue
General Rules and Policy
Every year, the Karl Jaspers society calls for a theme which will be the object of the subsequent “Studi jaspersiani” Journal.

Authors interested in presenting their contribution to this theme can submit it following the instructions (in order to send the contribution you need a registration after that you can log in).

The paper must not contain the Author’s name in the subject, or any reference to the Author.

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The paper must contain an abstract in English reviewed by a English native speaker, not exceeding 250 words. The paper will be a file (pdf or doc) to be attached during submission. It must not exceed 45.000 characters (spaces and footnotes included) and can be written in Italian, English, French or German.

Any elements of the file that might identify the Author must be removed in order to guarantee anonymity during the referee process.

The contributions will be forwarded to one or more independent reviewers, according to the blind refereeing process. Reviewers may anonymously ask the author to modify or improve their contribution for its publication.

For the initial selection procedure, no guidelines are set for formatting; in those instances where the contribution has been accepted, a final version will be asked of the author. Guidelines can be found here.

The Journal does not accept proposals outside of the call for papers announced for each number. Further collaborations (reviews) must be previously agreed upon with the editorial staff, attaching a brief profile of the author and his or her research areas.

Notification of acceptance, conditional acceptance, rejection 
The editorial staff will give notification of the refereeing outcome via email. Contributions which do not comply with the Journal’s ethical code will be rejected. The editorial staff may, under the recommendation of the reviewer(s), accept an article, provided that possible modifications and integrations be implemented. Contributions will be evaluated by three reviewers and accepted only in case of an unanimous positive refereeing.

Final version deadline 
Once the manuscript is accepted, a definitive version containing the final formatting and possible integrations must be sent within 3 months afer the Call for papers deadline.