Call for Papers: Hegel, History and Us

P.O.I. – Points of Interest No. 4 (I/2019) (June)

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

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.

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 board 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: February 15, 2019.
  • The results of the evaluation will be communicated to each participant individually within a week after the expiry of the deadline.
  • Papers (20,000 – 60,000 characters, including spaces) submission deadline: April 30, 2019.
  • Submitted papers must be unpublished and not be simultaneously submitted to other journals for evaluation.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: