Theoria and Praxis is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to exploring the interdisciplinary linkages between theory and practice, and facilitating cross-communication between philosophy and the social sciences. In an age of greater specialization and narrowed focus, our journal seeks to broaden the academic dialogue by calling upon thinkers from a variety of disciplines to participate in a discussion about some of the most pressing issues of our time. Avowedly international in scope, our journal seeks to cultivate a truly planetary voice able to speak to scholars in fields ranging from philosophy, the humanities, literary and cultural studies to economics, history, sociology, and political science. Further, we believe that theory and practice, thought and action, converge in a co-constitutive environment. As such, our commitment to scholarly excellence is matched only by our deep conviction that a global society must contemplate its own groundings.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The inaugural edition of Theoria and Praxis, tentatively due for release in early June 2013, will be focused on critically analyzing: the political. The “political” is, of course, open to quite a wide range of possible philosophic interpretations, and it has been historically connected to a whole spectrum of social practices. As such, we encourage the intellectual interrogation of this concept, and of its implications, from a variety of paradigms and perspectives. The theme for our inaugural issue may very well prompt any number of corollary questions such as, but not limited to, the following:
- What is ‘the political’? Or, for that matter, what constitutes the non-political, the un-political, and the anti-political?
- Who is included, and who is excluded, from this realm of ‘the political’?
- What is the distinction between antiquity and modernity in European political thought?
- Is ‘the political’ about a ‘basic logic’ of how and in what manner societies essentially organize themselves?
- How is ‘the political’ related to the historical, the economic, and the cultural dimensions of everyday life?
- Are ethical principles even applicable to the ostensibly amoral realm of ‘the political’--- as thinkers from Machiavelli to Morgenthau have contended?
- How do Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau, or, for that matter, Marx, Schmitt, Arendt, and Ranciere, define the limits of ‘the political’?
- And how do emerging fields such as eco-politics and bio-politics effect and transform our current notions of what is, and what is not, ‘political’?
- Finally, can one not speculate, in a postmodern age and globalized world, whether or not the very concept of 'the political’ is antiquated and altogether inadequate?
Neither are submissions, by any means, to be confined to these questions alone. In fact, we will gladly and seriously consider all papers that we receive.
Manuscripts shall be subject to a double-blind reading, ensuring the integrity of the peer-review process. All submissions should be between 6,000 and 12,000 words, and include abstracts of no more than 200 words (in Microsoft Word file format). For further information on guidelines and formating please click here.
We welcome those interested to please submit their proposed manuscripts as an email attachment to Theoria and Praxis at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: April 30, 2013
BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW
Interested reviewers should inform the Editors of their interest via email at: email@example.com
For information on guidelines and formating please click here.
The following books are available to be reviewed for our upcoming issue:
- Less Than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism by Slovaj Zizek (Verso)
- Plato’s Republic: A Dialogue in 16 Chapters by Alain Badiou (Columbia University Press)
- The Making of Modern Liberalism by Alan Ryan (Princeton University Press)
- The passage West: Philosophy After the Age of the Nation State by Giacomo Marramao (Verso)
- The Crisis of the European Union: A Response by Jurgen Habermas (Polity)
The second issue of Theoria & Praxis, due December/2013, will be dedicated to the theme of the "History and Theory of Subjectivity".
Deadline: October 15, 2013