CALL FOR PAPERS
Winter Issue 2023
Special Issue: Pragmatism and
Pragmatism Today calls for papers about "Pragmatism and
Most people are curious about sexuality. While many could
go to Freud's theories and how he exaggerated the role of sexuality in our lives,
it is undeniable that sexuality significantly influences everyday life. Freud's
scientific approach belongs to scientia sexualis, contrary to ars erotica.
Foucault formulated this opposition between the two different approaches to
sexuality in his famous book, The History of Sexuality. Vol. I: An
Although the Neopragmatist Richard Shusterman has
presented an excellent book for us to read (Ars Erotica: Sex and
Somaesthetics in the Classical Arts of Love, 2021), which will surely be a
guide for future generations of scholars, we raise our particular question: what
is Pragmatism's unique relationship to sexuality? More precisely, how did
Pragmatist philosophers relate to this topic?
The papers should be between 15-20 pages (6000-9000
The deadline for paper submission is September 30, 2023
Please send papers to Dr. Donald Morse (email@example.com)
and Dr. Alexander Kremer (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Decisions will be made by October 15, 2023
The anticipated publication date is December 31, 2023
CALL FOR PAPERS
Summer Issue 2024
Pragmatism and the Climate Crisis
The current environmental crisis, and
particularly, climate change, represents a major challenge to societies around
the globe. Citizens are not only facing challenges regarding food supply,
decrease of biodiversity, or the rise of sea levels. Moreover, climate change
puts our very habitual ways of organizing human life – social, political,
cultural, intellectual, or educational – under radical scrutiny. What
transformations should democratic societies undergo to respond to current
environmental developments? What forms of economic organization should be
striven for? What potential role can play science, technology, art, and
education in this context? More fundamentally, how can we best think of human
being’s relation to non-human nature?
Pragmatism can provide fruitful
contributions to respond to these questions. As Steven Fesmire has put it,
pragmatism can help us to rethink the way we define the environmental crisis and
to find new, creative ways of addressing the problems derived from it.
Emphasizing ethical pluralism, environmental pragmatism has also put emphasis on
cooperative planning as a way of rethinking environmental ethics. Pragmatism can
also contribute to developing our ecological imagination in new and disruptive
ways. Furthermore, pragmatism can contribute to addressing the authoritarian
dangers of environmentalism by promoting an ecological democracy (Honnacker).
More recently, critical naturalist authors have also shown how pragmatist
naturalism can also contribute to a fundamental critique of contemporary
societies in light of the environmental disasters of our time.
PT invites to submit papers that further
elaborate on pragmatist approaches addressing the deep challenges posed by
climate change and the environmental crisis, exploring their theoretical and
practical fruitfulness. We are not only interested in papers that draw on the
resources classical and contemporary pragmatist authors can offer, but also on
papers that explore the possibility of engaging with fruitful dialogue with
philosophical traditions and currents such as Critical Theory, Phenomenology,
Feminism, and Post-Colonial studies.
The papers should be between 15-20
pages (6000-9000 words).
The deadline for paper submission is
January 15, 2024
Please send papers to Dr. Just