CFP: Forms, Kinds, Essences (Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy)
Submission deadline: November 30, 2019
*Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy (LAHP)*
LAHP invites the submission of papers in answer to the following call:
*Forms, Kinds, Essences*
*Extended deadline: 30 November 2019*
Volume 23.2 of Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy will explore the
history of the closely related concepts of form, kind, and essence.
These concepts have been the subject of considerable recent research, in
particular within metaphysics and philosophy of science. Yet much of the
historical background remains under-researched.
Possible topics for papers are any historical treatment of these
concepts within philosophy.
Naturally, Aristotle remains the locus classicus, and papers on
Aristotle and form (eidos, morphē), kind (genos), and essence (to ti ēn
einai) are very welcome. However, other figures are also highly
relevant. Platonic ideas are without a doubt an important precursor to
Aristotle’s notions. And later treatments of these issues in ancient or
medieval philosophy would also fit well into the volume. All three
concepts later received much criticism during the early modern period,
among others from Descartes, Locke, and Giordano Bruno, to such a degree
that these concepts more or less fell out of favour – although, they
were also defended or used by philosophers such as Leibniz, Bacon, and
Spinoza. Papers dealing with the criticism of forms, kinds, and essences
in early modern philosophy, as well as their defense, would likewise be
of interest. Despite the early modern critique, forms, kinds, and
essences remained parts of philosophy, although they were occasionally
seen as eccentric and peripheral. Things changed again in the early 20th
century: especially the concept of essence (Wesen) resurfaced in
Husserl, as well as Jean Hering and Roman Ingarden. Further, Peter
Geach’s essentialism and his thesis of sortal-relative identity have
been more or less forgotten, while Saul Kripke’s modal rehabilitation of
essentiality has become part of the mainstream.
According to the current publication plans of Logical Analysis and
History of Philosophy, our issue will appear in print in late 2020.
Since Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy is a peer-reviewed
journal, we will need to receive submissions by 30 November 2019.
Ludger Jansen (Bochum/Rostock) and Petter Sandstad (Rostock) will serve
as Guest-Editors for this volume. For further inquiries, please contact
Ludger Jansen ([email protected])
Petter Sandstad ([email protected])