CFP: "Locke in the Enlightenment." Studi Lockiani. Ricerche sull’età moderna, issue no. 3, year 2022.

Submission deadline: April 30, 2021

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Abstract (500-800 words) submission deadline: April 30, 2021
Notifications of acceptance: May 30, 2021
Paper submission deadline: January 31, 2022

SUBMISSION EMAIL:  [email protected]

Confirmed keynote contributors: Peter Anstey, Udo Thiel, Charles T. Wolfe.

Locke in the Enlightenment

Call for abstracts for Studi Lockiani. Ricerche sull’età moderna, issue no. 3, year 2022. The Journal publishes articles, notes, discussions, and reviews written in English, Italian or French.

The volume Locke in the Enlightenment aims to present a rigorous, innovative and interdisciplinary analysis of the presence of Locke’s ideas in the age of the Enlightenment, considered in its cultural and national varieties.

Locke played a significant role in the shaping of modernity, as a source of inspiration for both philosophical and political revolutions. The Essay is well acknowledged to have been at the root of two defining features of Enlightenment philosophy, empiricism and scepticism. The Reasonableness prepared the ground for the prolific debate on the relationship between faith and reason that was fundamental to the reassessment of religion in the Enlightenment. Furthermore, Locke’s political philosophy fostered ideas that had an impact on momentous historical events such as the American and French Revolutions. In general, Locke turns out to be a recurring reference in the main philosophical debates of the 18th century. The aim of the volume is to reassess this issue, focussing on the presence and circulation of Locke’s ideas in the philosophic and scientific milieu of the Enlightenment. We also aim to widen the scope of research, including topics such as ontology, epistemology, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of language. Historical studies, tracing the translation and reception of Locke’s writings in Europe and beyond throughout the 18th century, are also welcome.

The volume is intended to include high-quality essays that either concentrate on existing discussions in the field of philosophical historiography, or propose new interpretative paths. As far as approach and methodology are concerned, we are equally interested in conceptual analyses of historical-theoretical significance, and in detailed historical reconstructions.  

«Studi Lockiani. Ricerche sull’età moderna» invites interested scholars to contribute. In line with the spirit of the Journal, contributions are expected to provide analyses from different perspectives in order to shed new light on this theme.

Abstracts (500-800 words) should be submitted by April 30, 2021. Please use “Abstract, [your name]” as the subject of your email. In the text of the email, please include 1) the title of your paper, 2) your institutional affiliation, and 3) your preferred email contact address. Please exclude any identifying information from the abstract itself. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by May 30, 2021. Papers should be submitted by January 31, 2022.  Papers can be written in English, Italian, or French. The Journal normally accepts articles no longer than 12,000 words, inclusive of footnotes, not of bibliography. However, longer submissions are considered in exceptional cases.

The Journal also publishes notes and discussions consisting of no more than 5,000 words and reviews of no more than 1,000 words.

For further details, including article guidelines and instructions on how to submit, please check the  Submissions  page.

For any questions about submitting a paper, please feel free to contact:  [email protected]

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