Saturday, March 13, 2010

Teleology, Special Issue of Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy

CALL FOR PAPERS AND REVIEWS

For the journal
LOGICAL ANALYSIS AND HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY /
PHILOSOPHIEGESCHICHTE UND LOGISCHE ANALYSE

Topic for the next volume:
"FINAL CAUSES AND TELEOLOGICAL EXPLANATIONS" VOL 14 (2011)
DEADLINE: 30th June 2010

http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/pla/

Dear colleagues,
the editors of the journal "Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy" would like to invite you to contribute an article to the fourteenth annual volume of the journal.

This volume will focus on
“Final Causes and Teleological Explanations”
(Deadline: 30th June 2010; publ. 2011)
Guest Editors: Prof Dr Dominik Perler, Stephan Schmid (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)

In addition, we would be pleased to receive submissions independent from the
special topic at any time.

Concerning the profile of the journal:
- It is a high-level international journal. All articles are peer-reviewed, double blind. It has an outstanding scientific board.
- It is strongly recommended e.g. by Peter Strawson, Christopher Peacocke, Nicholas Rescher
- All articles are included into the Philosopher's index.
- It is a bilingual journal (English/German) which usually has half of the articles in each language.

Outline and Concept of the journal "Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy":
The journal intends to provide a forum for articles in which classical
philosophical texts are interpreted by drawing on the resources of logical
analysis. By implementing logical analysis as an instrument of
interpretation, the interpretive focus shifts from the more common, purely
exegetical approach towards a given text to the systematic reconstruction of
a theory that concerns the pertinent issues discussed. Characteristically,
such a reconstruction establishes plausible interpretive criteria, which
make it possible to ascribe to the author a systematic theory. Such a theory
can then be carefully elucidated and developed further. In this way, novel
questions can be put to an author, and profitably pursued within the
framework of the established logical reconstruction. On the whole, this
approach promises to shed new light on classical texts, making them even
more fruitful in dealing with the controversial issues of modern philosophy.

The languages of publication are English and German. All papers have to be
prepared for peer-review double blind refereeing. Papers must be submitted
as an electronic version (Pdf-, Doc- or TeX-File) and may be sent to both
editors via email. Each paper should also begin with a short abstract (100
words). Further information concerning the precise format can be ordered by
mail or e-mail and can also be found on

http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/pla/

Furthermore, papers and reviews concerning the classics throughout the
History of Philosophy are welcome at any time.

Please send papers to the editors:
Prof. Dr. Uwe Meixner,
Universität Regensburg,
Institut für Philosophie,
93040 Regensburg,
Germany,
E-mail: Uwe.Meixner@psk.uni-regensburg.de

or

Prof. Dr. Albert Newen,
Institut für Philosophie,
Ruhr-Universität Bochum,
Universitätsstr. 150,
44801 Bochum, Germany,
E-mail: albert.newen@rub.de

Please send reviews to:
Dr. Markus Schrenk,
E-mail: markus.schrenk@nottingham.ac.uk

If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Newen (albert.newen@rub.de).

Sincerely,
Marcel Wrzesinski (Editorial Assistant)
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