CFP - Bollettino Filosofico: "Back to the Origins: Genesis and Evolution of Martin Heidegger’s Thought"

Submission deadline: April 30, 2020

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Back to the Origins: Genesis and Evolution of Martin Heidegger’s Thought

At the beginning of the 1920s, Martin Heidegger was developing a reflection on “being” which, using the phenomenological method, would give rise to a new ontology. Being and Time, published in 1927, is also the result of a process of gestation which, in the courses and notes of the lectures, in the texts of the lectures and in the unpublished material that preceded it, can still find resources and stimuli for the re-transversal of a thought whose radical nature has not ceased to question historians and philosophers. In recent years, however, the interweaving with some more markedly theological questions (as, for instance, St. Paul’s interpretations or the study of Augustinian anthropology) seems central not only with respect to a more general understanding of the speculative horizon of Heideggerian hermeneutics, but also with respect to the question about the historicity of existence and the irruption of Kairological time in real life (as happens in the first Christian community), with the consequent redefinition of the sense of being no longer as a mere presence or ousia, but as parousia: the question of meaning is charged with a peculiar dramatic tonality in which hovers the temptation to convert the “restless concern” that characterizes every effective life in a metaphysical “appeasing”. The progressive ontologicalisation of the Heidegger lexicon, which turns from the notion of “life” to that of “being” after the call to Marburg in 1923 or which produces a more marked attention to the question of “difference”, raises important questions not only about the continuity or discontinuity of the Heidegger thought, but also about the “effects” that this thought has produced (and continues to produce) in the philosophical debate of our time. Beyond the relevant analyses of Heideggerian philology, it will be a question of reconsidering the theoretical project of a thought which, in its first movements, was interested in phenomenological debates as well as theological ones, in the attempt to compose fractures and conflicts such as, for example, that of the Fribourg period between the factual element of life and the categorisation of experience, that is the contrast between the “obscure matrix” of subjectivity and the semantic or ideal or intentional aspect which is present in actual existence. The almost complete publication of Martin Heidegger’s entire work (in which, it is worth remembering, the philosopher himself has several times retrospectively returned to the genesis of his path of thought), allows us to critically rethink a theoretical production that, as shown by the writings preceding Being and Time, had assumed the historical dimension of the individual as the unique horizon of the possible experience articulated in the forms of a phenomenology of life and that, slowly and starting from more or less explicit “turns”, will move towards the attempt to go beyond the lexicon and concepts of traditional metaphysics.

Topics of interest for submission include:

  • Hermeneutics of Facticity
  • Ontology of Life
  • The question of difference
  • The comparison with theology
  • Unconcealment and Faith
  • Historicity of Being
  • Linguistic and conceptual issues and the relation with tradition
  • The criticism to phenomenology
  • From phenomenology to fundamental ontology

Authors interested in publishing a paper on these topics are requested to send it by e-mail to the Director, Prof. Pio Colonnello (pio.colonnello@unical.it) and to the Editorial staff (bollettinofilosofico@gmail.com), as an attached file in WORD or PDF formats.

Please attach an anonymous version of your paper under the title: «Manuscript», and a separate «Cover page» indicating the full name of the author(s), a short bio-bibliographic note, the university affiliation and full contact details.

Articles can be submitted in Italian, English, French, German, and Spanish. Each submission may not exceed 8,000 words. The submission should contain an abstract in English not exceeding 150 words. All file properties that may identify the author must be removed to ensure anonymity during the referral process.

«Bollettino Filosofico» will send the contributions to an independent reviewer(s) in a double-blind procedure. Authors of accepted articles may be requested to change or improve their articles if suggested by reviewers. There are no guidelines regarding formatting in the first selection procedure. 
If submissions are accepted for publication in «Bollettino Filosofico», authors will be asked to produce a final version that abides by the downloadable guidelines to be found here: http://www.bollettinofilosofico.unina.it/index.php/bolfilos/about/submissions#authorGuidelines 

The deadline for submission of manuscripts is April 30, 2020. The issue will appear, at the latest, in December 2020.

Further enquiries may be addressed to bollettinofilosofico@gmail.com

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