Submission deadline: April 30, 2021

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"Bollettino Filosofico" XXXVI/2021


In the multifaceted and jagged scene of the second half of the twentieth century, in which almost all fields of knowledge experienced the fruitfulness and the drift of contamination between disciplinary areas, methodological procedures and objects of investigation, Derrida’s paradigm of “deconstruction” had particular resonance. Already from the first appearance of the philosopher’s works, telluric movements of small or great intensity have shaken the consolidated rigidity of disciplines such as anthropology, linguistics, literary criticism, and history of philosophy. In fact, the readings of Derrida aimed at tracing the genesis of the concepts that have supported various forms of knowledge, and tried to show how the whole architecture of these concepts was less solid or grounded than tradition had believed. Husserl’s phenomenological project, as well as the rethinking of the question of being and its oblivion, and, at the same time, the overstepping (Überwindung) of metaphysics theorized by Heidegger, constitute the ground in which what would soon be called “deconstruction” would germinate, a term which, among other things, was coined in reference to the Heideggerian Destruktion, albeit with the intent of destabilizing the conceptual structures of the onto-theological tradition, instead of aiming at recovering an original and forgotten sense of being. Slowly, but inexorably, categorical sagging, textual cracks, cracks that affected the history of metaphysics, linguistic theories, but also biology or architecture began to appear as the epistemological foundations of forms of knowledge were put to the test and questioned from oblique perspectives. The terrain of psychoanalysis, which, in the same period, was experiencing in France a “return to Freud” hypothesized by Jacques Lacan, would immediately become a place of confrontation not without controversy that still today, more than fifty years after their first appearance, feed debates and theoretical pathways. “Deconstruction” and psychoanalysis, therefore, can be considered as the poles of a voltaic arc that continues to generate questions on the subject’s constitution, on his relationship with the world, on what is considered real, and on the temporalities in which the social bond coalesces. Once the heated disputes are over and the passions of the Derridean and Lacanian moments have come to an end, it will first be a question of reconsidering the terms of the questions which, in any case, have not lost the character of urgency both in the philosophical and in the psychoanalytic; in recognizing the specificity of paths to each of these areas, it will therefore be necessary to relaunch questions that arise (or perhaps come together) in the broader question of the meaning and destiny not only of disciplines and knowledge but, above all, of those who make themselves spokespersons and agonists. “Bollettino Filosofico” suggests some possible themes:

·                the debate between deconstruction and psychoanalysis

·                the statutes of the subject at the proof of deconstruction and psychoanalysis 

·                history of the deconstructionist paradigm

·                phenomenology and deconstruction

·                the psychoanalysis of deconstruction and the deconstruction of psychoanalysis

·                the new languages of knowledge starting with deconstruction

·                Hermeneutics and deconstruction

·                psychoanalysis and epistemological challenges

The journal publishes articles in several languages – Italian, English, Spanish, German and French – and submits them to a procedure of peer review. The papers must be no longer than 50.000 characters, including spaces and notes, they must include a list of 5 keywords and an abstract in English (no longer than 900 characters, including spaces), and they must respect the following Authors’ Guidelines:

The submissions must be addressed to the Director ( and to the Editorial staff ( 

Since all articles will be double-blind peer reviewed, they must be submitted in two copies, one of which must be anonymous, with no personal references, followed by a separate file containing the personal data of the authors, a short bio-bibliographical note and the affiliation.

The deadline for the submission is 30 April 2021. The issue XXXVI/2021 of the journal will be published by December 2021.

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