Call for Papers: Hegel, History and Us

No. 4 (I/2019) (June)

The bi-annual journal P.O.I. – Points of Interest invites submissions from scholars in philosophy and related disciplines for its forthcoming volume. Submissions should address the proposed theme and should conform to the criteria and terms outlined below.

In the famous passage of the Philosophy of Right, Hegel indicated the most difficult and, for this reason, unavoidable task of philosophy: the understanding of one’s own historical time through thoughts. This statement confirms the nature of Hegelian philosophy as a reality-oriented thinking which, as Jean Hyppolite maintains, «appears as a heroic effort to reduce “vertical transcendence” to a “horizontal transcendence”». In the effort to shed light on this enormous legacy, the issue aims to raise some questions related to the problem of the current Zeitgeist: are there (and, if so, which?) Hegelian categories able to grasp the problems of our time? The proposed challenge is to measure the ‘dialectical thinker par excellence’ by comparison with the open fractures of the contemporary world, in order to verify the persistence or dissolution of his interpretative models. Hegel’s philosophy – and its related categories – are to be considered marginal, inadequate to explain our time or are they open to a rediscovery that might still find them fruitful?

We welcome submissions on all topics related to the theme. For example:

  • Contemporary perspectives of the Philosophy of Religion in dialogue with Hegel;
  • The possibility of a contemporary Philosophy of History along the lines of Hegel’s model;
  • The contemporary concept of work investigated through Hegel’s keys to understanding;
  • The contemporary analyses of mediation and its function;
  • The legacy of Hegel’s Philosophy of Nature;
  • Perspectives opened by Hegelian logic;
  • The problem of the Other and of Recognition.

Guidelines and terms for submission:

  • Submissions should be preceded by an abstract under 2000-characters, including spaces (approximately 350-400 words), which will be pre-evaluated by the editorial staff for relevance to the CfP topic.
  • The deadline for receipt of abstracts is February 15, 2019. Communication of decisions regarding the outcome of submissions will take place after that date. Authors of accepted abstracts will then have until  April 30, 2019 to submit the full version of their paper (20,000-60,000-characters, including spaces; approximately 3500-10,500 words).
  • Contributions must be of original, unpublished work, and must not be under consideration by other journals.
  • Submissions in the following languages are accepted and will be considered: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish.
  • The journal employs a double-blind peer review process, therefore author’s name and any affiliation must appear only once in the paper (under the title). The full version of the paper should include an abstract (in English; max. 250 words), and 5 keywords (in English).

Editorial guidelines can be found at the following webpage:

Submissions should be sent to the following address: