CFP: Displacing Misdirection: Confronting Paradigms of Violence / The Acorn

Submission deadline: December 15, 2021

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Displacing Misdirection: Confronting Paradigms of Violence in a Century of Fear and Polarization

A Call for Articles, Book Reviews, and Author-Meets-Critics Features

The Acorn: Philosophical Studies in Pacifism and Nonviolence

As philosophers reflect on the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, we invite you to create philosophical resources and recover philosophical inspirations that critically resist the misdirections of violence. These reflections come at a time when public opinion oscillates between renouncing the post-9/11 wars or redoubling public commitment to military tactics. What are the enticing lures of violence, fear, and polarization? Why are public virtues of the  21st Century still compelled by exemplars of blind rage? Where are the conceptual resources that will connect us to health, healing, transformation, compassion, mutuality, communication, or truth? We are not asking philosophers to needlessly intensify dichotomies between fake and real; instead, we are asking for engagement with the misdirections of half-truth. We seek logics of disentanglement that can pull apart knots of fatal confusions and more clearly bind us to world-healing clarity.

Articles of 5,000 to 15,000 words; book reviews of 700-2,000 words; or author-meets-critics features   of 6,000-10,000 words may be submitted in docx or rtf format, prepared for blind review. Please write Acorn Submission in the Subject line. Provide your name and affiliation in the body of the email. And please affirm the following: the submission (a) is not previously published nor (b) is it a double submission. Please address your submission to The Acorn Journal: [email protected]

Preliminary inquiries are encouraged prior to submission of book reviews or author-meets-critics sessions. For articles, please remain mindful of the journal's subtitle: Philosophical Studies in Pacifism and Nonviolence.

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