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 History and Theory of Subjectivity
What is the nature of subjectivity? The second issue of Theoria and Praxis seeks to explore this question through an interdisciplinary perspective. We are interested in papers that push the boundaries of traditional understandings of subjectivity—that move subjectivity beyond a simple grasping of “essence” to a fundamental questioning of its very groundings.
Subjectivity has a wide array of possible understandings. It can be used as a way to grasp agency, activity and/or social action; as a traditional binary correlate of the subject-object dichotomy in philosophy; as the source of psychic depth; and, as the place of political activity. Subjectivity is, therefore, at the center of social science discourse and its exploration is both essential to the conceptual underpinnings of any social science as well as grounding our own place in the world.
Topics open to participants include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Do the ancients (the Pre-socratics, Plato and Aristotle, as well as Hellenistic philosophy) have a concept of subjectivity?
- Is subjectivity a feature of modern thought?
- What is the structure of the Cartesian moment of subjectivity? Is subjectivity essentially a moment of knowledge and epistemological grounding?
- What is the “ontology of subjectivity?” Is a Husserlian transcendental subjectivity possible? And what is the relationship between being and subject?
- Is subjectivity a political coordinate? Is it the correlate of all political action and choice?
- What is the relationship between language, writing and subjectivity?
- What is the relevance of the traditional sociological distinction between structure and agency to a theory of subjectivity?
- What role does discourse and power play in the formation of subjectivity? Further, is Foucault a theorist of subjectivity?
- What is the psychoanalytic theory of subjectivity? How does the unconscious impact and/or delimit subjectivity? Do Freud and Lacan provide with a unique access to subjectivity?
- What are the consequences of Badiou’s re-thinking of subjectivity and its linkage to the notion of “event?”
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).
We welcome those interested to please submit their papers and proposals, and all relevant inquiries, to Theoria and Praxis at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: October 20, 2013
BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW
Interested reviewers should inform the Editors of their interest via email at: email@example.com
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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)
Themes for forthcoming issues
- June 2014 - The Idea of Human Rights
- December 2014 - The Concept of Globality
- June 2015 - Marxism in the 21st Century