Call for papers: Public and Philosophy

P.O.I. – Points of Interest 2 (I/2018) (June)

The theme is to be developed in accordance with the criteria and terms further indicated, on the basis of the following considerations.

The investigation on the role of Philosophy in contemporary society is once again confronted with an ancient problem, which arises today in different ways and with different urgency: who are the recipients of the philosophical message? In this issue, special focus will be given to some critical aspects of the relation between Philosophy and the ways it spreads. What kind of public is nowadays interested in Philosophy and what is the  the request it makes? Moreover, which aspects of Philosophy is it mainly interested in, outside universities? Is it possible that the current channels of diffusion (blogs, internet websites, media and mobile apps) and the related heterogeneity of the recipients radically alter the original sense and purpose of Philosophy, as well as its language? How does this alteration may be explained? Is Philosophy misrepresented in this way or is it led back to its original vocation? Furthermore, are this new approaches to Philosophy still “philosophical”? Which elements characterize the type of language used in these contexts? Lastly, are the new philosophical practices such as “Philosophy for Children” (P4C) and “Philosophical Counseling” something more or different from other practices designed for cognitive development? 

The journal will particularly value papers willing to analyze the theme from a multidisciplinary point of view.

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

  • Philosophical Counseling
  • Philosophy for Children
  • Philosophy and Mass-Media
  • New forms of popularization of Philosophy and their languages
  • Philosophy and Business
  • Animal Studies
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Psychiatry
  • Philosophical Psychology
  • Philosophy and Cognitive Neurosciences
  • Metaphilosophy
  • Post-human and Trans-human philosophical issues

For procedures and terms of submission, kindly note the following:

  • All participants are required to send an abstract in English, which will undergo prior evaluation by the editorial staff and will be selected on the basis of its relevance to the issue as stated in the CFP.
  • Abstracts (about 2,000 characters, including spaces) submission deadline: April 18, 2018.
  • The results of the evaluation will be communicated to each participant individually within a week after the expiry of the deadline.
  • Papers (25,000 – 60,000 characters, including spaces) submission deadline: May 30, 2018.
  • Submitted papers must be unpublished and must not be simultaneously submitted to other journals for evaluation.
  • We welcome submissions in any of the following languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish.

Abstracts must contain: author’s name and e-mail address, title of the contribution and 5 keywords in English;

P.O.I. uses a system of double-blind peer-review.

Papers must be anonymous and free from any reference to the identity of the author.

Editorial Guidelines can be found at the following link:

Abstracts and papers must be sent to the following email address: