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2022 CFP: Applied Philosophy

"Applied Philosophy"

Special theme in Danish Yearbook for Philosophy.

Guest editors: Kresten Lundsgaard-Leth and Antje Gimmler, Aalborg University, Denmark (AAU)        .

Short call for papers

This special theme in the Danish Yearbook of Philosophy will review issues relating to questions of applied philosophy: we invite articles that actually apply philosophical methods and thereby contribute to the broad field of applied philosophy. Attempts to address meta-philosophical questions such as ‘what is applied philosophy?’ and ‘how does applied philosophy relate to traditional philosophy?’ are also welcomed.

The theme of applied philosophy is also the overriding theme of the 2021 conference and annual meeting of The Danish Philosophical Society that is arranged by the Center for Applied Philosophy at Aalborg University and is due to take place as an online event, 6-7 March 2021.

Confirmed contributors and keynote speakers at the conference: Jeff McMahan, Oxford University; Joan Copjec, Brown University.

Deadline for submissions is 1 January, 2022.

Guidelines for submissions at the journal’s home page HERE

Danish Yearbook of Philosophy is a peer-reviewed journal founded in 1964. It is now published annually by Brill for The Danish Philosophical Society. Reflecting the broad interpretation of philosophy institutionalized at Danish Universities, the Yearbook aims to cover as broad a philosophical ground as possible in relation to philosophical schools, styles and traditions

 Full call for papers

This special theme in Danish Yearbook of Philosophy will review issues relating to questions about applied philosophy: we invite articles that actually apply philosophical methods and thereby contribute to the broad field of applied philosophy. Attempts to address meta-philosophical questions such as ‘what is applied philosophy?’ and ‘how does applied philosophy relate to traditional philosophy’ are also welcomed.

A few old school philosophers may still be skeptical towards the idea of applied philosophy but it seems like this dismissive attitude about applied philosophy is no longer in fashion. One could argue that philosophy – in some sense of the term – has always been applied philosophy (Plato’s Republic was thus – most probably – presented in order to challenge the democratic form of government in contemporary Athens through his own vision of a philosophical aristocracy). From a different perspective, all philosophy is at least applicable in principle to problems of practical importance, e.g. even the most abstract, formal logic has implications for the development of digital technologies and even the most speculative metaphysics might throw light on quantum mechanics or paradoxes within astronomy. In this special issue, we welcome reflections on the topic of applied philosophy in the broadest possible and most pluralistic sense of the term. What kinds of applied philosophy exist, and how can applied philosophy enter into dialogue with traditional philosophical disciplines, work together with other sciences, or contribute to the solution of practical problems in any way, shape or form?

The current theme aims to collect research articles on applied philosophy, including, but not limited to the following topics:

Applied ethics

Applied theory of science

Applied psychoanalysis

Applied philosophy of health

Applied logic

Applied political philosophy

Applied metaphysics

Applied epistemology

Applied hermeneutics

Applied phenomenology

Applied (post)structuralism

Applied philosophy of aesthetics

The theme is also the overriding theme of the 2021 conference and annual meeting of The Danish Philosophical Society that is arranged by the Center for Applied Philosophy at Aalborg University and is due to take place as an online event, 6-7 March 2021.

Confirmed contributors and keynote speakers at the conference: Jeff McMahan, Oxford University; Joan Copjec, Brown University.