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Études phénoménologiques - Phenomenological Studies

Democracies in Crisis

Vol. 8

Edited by

Pol Vandevelde, Danielle Lories

Official Call for Paper:

Deadline: Saturday 1st October 2022

The journal Études Phénoménologiques – Phenomenological Studies is seeking submissions in English and French for its eighth issue on the topic:

“Democracies in Crisis”

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Historical or comparative studies, such as:

The phenomenological treatments of crisis (Husserl, Heidegger, Arendt)

The involvement of phenomenology in social or political crises (Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, Patočka, Derrida)

The political efficacy of phenomenology (Merleau-Ponty, Lefort, Arendt, Ricoeur, Derrida)

Phenomenologies of solidarity (Sartre, Ricoeur, Levinas)

Personal, cultural, or political identity (Heidegger, Ricoeur, Levinas, Foucault)

The utopia of being “beyond borders” and “at the margin” (Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, Deleuze)

Phenomenological treatment of specific problems, such as:

Freedom of speech: from a condition for democracy to an instrument of oppression

The common good: between a transcendent value and a contractual product

Individuality within social structures of power and normalization

Cultural identity at the expense of solidarity?

The praise of the difference: compromising the social fabric?

Challenges to democracy: pandemics, migrations, nationalisms, economic disparities

The “citizen of the world” in a global and fractured political landscape

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