Reminder: call for papers for Tetsugaku vol. 2



Call for papers  Tetsugaku Vol.2, 2018 

Special theme: Philosophy and translation

Tetsugaku, the International e-Journal of the Philosophical Association of Japan, calls for papers for the special issue, “Philosophy and translation” (Vol. 2, 2018).

The history of philosophy, East and West, is inseparable from questions of translation. The issues of translation range from its literal, conventional sense of interlinguistic conversion, to a much broader, cross-cultural and intracultural endeavour. Translation can also function between academic disciplines. Across this broad range, the scope of translation opens diverse paths in the crossing of borders. Translation can be seen as a window through which to reconsider the task of philosophy today. We can also use different prepositions to mark different aspects of the juncture between philosophy and translation: philosophy of translation, philosophy in translation, philosophy as translation.

Philosophical papers reflecting on translation in relation to the following sub-themes are welcome:

- Historical examination of philosophy and translation

- Linguistic analysis of translation

- Translation in relation to particular philosophical approaches (analytical, continental, pragmatist, etc.)

- Translation as an intralinguistic issue (translation as internal to the nature of language)

- Translation and the substance of comparative philosophy

- Translation as related to cross-cultural communication

- Philosophy, translation and human transformation

- Translation and the crossing of philosophical divides (for example, the continental and the analytical)

- Political implications of philosophy and translation

- Translation, the internationalization of higher education and the role of philosophy

 [Deadline:  30 September 2017]

To submit your paper, please read carefully our  Guidelines for Contributors.


Call for papers  Tetsugaku Vol.1, 2017 (closed)

Special theme: Philosophy and the University 

Philosophy has played an essential part in academics and education in universities, which were born in the medieval Europe, introduced into Japan and other Asian countries in the late 19th century, and are now spread all over the world. While the idea of a university has been discussed by many philosophers, including Kant, Fichte, W. von Humboldt, Hegel, Newman, Heidegger, Jaspers, Habermas and Derrida, our contemporary societies cast serious doubts on the ideals and roles of the university and philosophy.

With this critical situation in mind, we invite academic papers on the theme of “philosophy and the university” for our new E-journal. The following questions, for example, can be asked.

What is the situation of philosophy in the universities around the world today? How did philosophers examine the ideas of the university? What is the ideal form of a university from a philosophical point of view? What can and should philosophy do in and for the university? 

Deadline:  31 October 2016