CFP: Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture: Volume 6: no. 3/2022 - Philosophy of Race [Extended Deadline – July 31st, 2022]

Submission deadline: July 31, 2022

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This issue of our journal will be devoted to philosophical and cultural conceptualizations of race and ethnicity. We would like to invite contributions presenting historical genealogies of these concepts, situating them in broader cultural contexts and relating to other topics such as identity, gender, social in/justice, intersection of cultural and biological determinations, showing how well these categories have played the role of ideological battlefields.

Philosophy, especially within the Western tradition, has always had a tortured and complicated relationship with race and ethnicity. This has caused many to address the philosophy of race through Euro-American lenses and concerns. And so one of the main questions of the issue will be: how well do philosophers listen to and incorporate marginalized voices and perspectives into their philosophical inquires and outlooks on the world? As has been widely argued, designating Africana thought in the category of “alternative traditions” is misleading and already philosophically problematic. We are encouraging articles that engage a critical philosophy of race on its own historical and methodological merits. Submissions may present debates about the status of race, portrayals of race in cultural media, different forms and shades of racism and xenophobia, issues around the subtleties of racial anxieties, the relationship of race to personal and group identity and more.

We also wish to pose the question about methods and perspectives which seem to be the most adequate and comprehensive in our efforts of understanding race. Are the philosophical currents traditionally associated with philosophy of culture (e.g. the neo-Kantian critical philosophy, phenomenology, hermeneutics, poststructuralism etc.) still able to fulfill their role when it comes to their application to critical race theory, for example? Are there, within contemporary philosophy, any new methodological perspectives which could offer valuable tools for the analysis of racial relations within a framework of contemporary culture?

We expect interesting and original essays discussing these or other questions. Papers can be submitted by June 30th, 2022 to: [email protected].

They have to be previously unpublished and they cannot be under consideration for publication elsewhere. They should be prepared for a double-blind review process. Please, make sure that your paper complies with our submission standards which are posted here:

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