CFP: International Journal of Philosophy and Social Values

Submission deadline: July 15, 2022

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Call for papers

The invasion of Ukraine is a deliberate attack by the Russian autocratic regime on one of the Western democracies, after securing the complicity and economic support of the Chinese autocracy. Faced with this common threat, Europe and the US joined the Ukrainian people, despite divergent interests among European countries. The invasion put NATO on high alert, in particular Russia's neighboring states and other Western allies.

The triggering of this invasion, its conditions and its present outcome shows that the international community still lives in a state of nature, as Immanuel Kant put it almost 250 years ago. If the idea of “the end of history”, proclaimed at the end of the last century by Francis Fukuyama, seems today a philosophical naivety, the emergence of the “risk society”, detected by the sociologist Ulrick Beck, seems to take on new and unexpected forms. Consequently, we must find out to what extent contemporary philosophy helps to think about the reality of war and peace and the new relationship of forces that is being established, in military, political and economic terms,

The new international situation created by the invasion of Ukraine puts, once again, on the agenda the need for a debate on, among several others, the concepts of peace and war, freedom and solidarity; democracy and the fight against inequalities; the role of the Nation-State and issues relating to problems of national identity; the implementation of new political-military blocks and the reorganization of the existing ones; communication, counter-information and propaganda issues; humanitarian issues, including the reception of refugees; the nuclear threat.

In this context, the International Journal of Philosophy and Social Values calls for proposals of articles for its nº IV/1, addressing the following topics:

1.      The project of perpetual peace.

2.      Global values and freedom.

3.      Democracies and Autocracies.

4.      Geopolitical blocks.

5.      The Rodrik's trilemma; democracy, globalization and sovereignty.

6.      The role of transnational organizations.

7.      Concepts of truth, post-truth and propaganda.

8.      Globalization and national identity myths.

9.      Humanitarian issues and international solidarity.

10.  The new concepts of hybrid warfare.

11.  Analysis and strategic evaluation of the war.

Proposals can be send through the following URL:, or to the following address: [email protected]

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