Comparative and Continental Philosophy
Taylor and Francis
Editor: David Jones, Kennesaw State University, USA
Michael Schwartz, Augusta University, USA (Emeritus)
Andrew K. Whitehead, Kennesaw State University, USA
Jason M. Wirth, Seattle University, USA
Assistant Editor: Sarah Flavel, Bath Spa University, UK
Interim Assistant Editor: Jennifer Liu, University of Washington, USA
Review Editor: Jason M. Wirth, Seattle University, USA
Comparative and Continental Philosophy is a peer-reviewed and fully refereed journal that appears tri-annually and publishes leading edge papers by internationally respected scholars in Comparative and Continental philosophy. Sponsored by the Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle, Comparative and Continental Philosophy is a seriously minded, yet interesting, academic journal that is accessible to a wide range of readers from various disciplines such as philosophy, religion, art history, comparative literature, critical theory, phenomenological psychology, and cultural theory. Although anchored in the discipline of philosophy and designed to provide a much needed niche in the natural development of continental philosophy into other non-western ways of thinking, submissions are welcomed from other disciplines as well and need not be necessarily comparative in nature. For comparative submissions, Asia is our primary focus, but we welcome papers devoted to any non-western region, especially Africa, and comparative continental and Anglo-American philosophy. The Journal also includes papers on critical spirituality that discuss inter-cultural encounters and address understanding through meditative thinking and papers on contemporary feminism.
In general, the editorial board of Comparative and Continental Philosophy takes seriously a broad array of contemporary engagements with texts that open discussions and welcomes innovative submissions from authors.
Now published three times a year: May, August, and December
ISSN: 1757-0638 (print)
ISSN: 1757-0646 (online)
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Submitted articles should be previously unpublished. While under review by Comparative and Continental Philosophy, submissions cannot be under consideration for publication elsewhere. By submitting an article, authors decree that the work is original in its current form and has not been published elsewhere.
The Editorial Process
Every submission will be initially reviewed by two members of the Editorial Board. Receipt of submissions will be confirmed and authors informed under what conditions whether or not the submission will be advanced to the peer-review process.
Editors evaluate submissions on the basis of their objective value and quality and if the submission is in accordance with the journal’s profile. If the initial assessment is negative, the paper will not be advanced to peer-review. If the initial verdict is positive, submissions will be either directly advanced to peer-review or suggestions will be provided to authors for needed improvements before being sent to peer-review. The estimated time for the Editorial Board’s feedback should not exceed four months in the academic year.
After submitted articles are reviewed, authors will be notified of the reviewers’ decision. All articles are blind-reviewed. Based on the referees’ recommendations and suggestions, the editor makes the final decision regarding publication. The journal editor and associate editors monitor and oversee the review process to insure neutrality, reliability, and integrity.
Comparative and Continental Philosophy neither pays nor charges authors for publishing their articles.
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A quick guide to preparing your submission can be found here: tf_quick_guide.
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We are pleased to have Comparative and Continental Philosophy published by Taylor and Francis Journals. The Journal is supported in part by the History and Philosophy Department at Kennesaw State University.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the journal and the Circle.
Other Journals in Comparative Philosophy
Philosophy East and West: A Quarterly of Comparative Philosophy
Promoting academic literacy on non-Western traditions of philosophy, Philosophy East and West has for over half a century published the highest-quality scholarship that locates these cultures in their relationship to Anglo-American philosophy. Philosophy defined in its relationship to cultural traditions broadly integrates the professional discipline with literature, science, and social practices. Each issue includes debates on issues of contemporary concern and critical reviews of the most recent publications.
Editor: Franklin Perkins, University of Hawai`i
Journal of World Philosophies
Journal of World Philosophies is a semiannual, peer-reviewed, international journal dedicated to comparative thought. Published as an open access journal by Indiana University Press, JWP seeks to explore common spaces and differences between philosophical traditions in a global context. Without postulating cultures as monolithic, homogenous, or segregated wholes, it aspires to address key philosophical issues which bear on specific methodological, epistemological, hermeneutic, ethical, social, and political questions in comparative thought.
Journal of World Philosophies aims to develop the contours of a philosophical understanding not subservient to dominant paradigms and provide a platform for diverse philosophical voices, including those long silenced by accident, history, or design. Journal of World Philosophies also endeavors to serve as a juncture where specific philosophical issues of global interest may be explored in an imaginative, thought-provoking, and pioneering way. We welcome innovative and persuasive ways of conceptualizing, articulating, and representing intercultural encounters. Contributions should be able to facilitate the development of new perspectives on current global thought-processes and sketch the outlines of salient future developments.
Editor in Chief: Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach, University Konstanz, Germany
Comparative Philosophy: An International Journal of Constructive Engagement of Distinct Approaches toward World Philosophy
Comparative Philosophy is a peer-reviewed, open-access/non-profit international journal of philosophy, with emphasis on the constructive engagement of distinct approaches to philosophical issues, problems, themes from different philosophical traditions (whether distinguished culturally or by style/orientation) for the sake of their joint contribution to the common philosophical enterprise and the development of contemporary society, and on general theory and methodology of comparative philosophy.
Editor-in-Chief: Bo Mou, San Jose State University, USA
Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy
Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy is sponsored by the Association of Chinese Philosophers in America and the Department of Philosophy, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and supported by the Institute for the Advanced Studies of Humanities of the National Taiwan University. The Journal is dedicated to publishing quality articles and reviews of books in Chinese philosophy, particularly those relating Chinese philosophy to other philosophical traditions in the world, including but not limited to Western philosophy, Islamic philosophy, African philosophy, Indian philosophy, Japanese philosophy, and Korean philosophy, as well as articles on theories and methodologies of comparative philosophy. All articles are peer-reviewed.
In addition to high-quality research articles on comparative philosophy, theory and methodology, Dao publishes book reviews in the area of Chinese and comparative philosophy. This is the only journal that regularly publishes reviews of books in Chinese, as well as full-length articles reviewing works of contemporary philosophers in China.
Editor: HUANG Yong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
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Series on Comparative and Continental Philosophy
The book series is currently seeking a new publisher and has suspended accepting submissions for review. We apologize for this inconvenience.
The Series on Comparative and Continental Philosophy publishes books by and on distinguished scholars from leading and rising comparative and continental scholars who write on philosophical and related themes. The major focus of the series aims at the relevance of the intersection of continental and comparative philosophy for present-day living and philosophizing by providing readers with books that display the contemporary significance of the world’s greatest thinkers. Asia is our primary non-western focus, but other neglected geographic regions, such as Latin America and Africa, are also suitable. On the Western side, while Continental European philosophy is our main focus and the work of distinguished contemporary continental thinkers a primary concentration, we are open to a variety of philosophical approaches often neglected by mainstream philosophical approaches.
Although we support the work of beginning scholars and thinkers, the Series on Comparative and Continental Philosophy is not necessarily the place for dissertation publication. We seek a fresh and full vision with the rigors of thought and imagination, as well as manuscripts of scholarly distinction. We do not seek contributions that would be at home in any number of other traditional academic book series, nor do we want manuscripts from other series because they were not lifeless or tedious enough for them. Authors who cross disciplinary boundaries effortlessly with robust voice, literary style, and imagination are especially encouraged to submit their manuscripts.
*At this time we discourage submissions of edited multi-authored manuscripts.
The Series on Comparative and Continental Philosophy is edited by David Jones (editor), Michael Schwartz (associate editor), Andrew K. Whitehead (associate editor) and Jason M. Wirth (associate editor).
Geophilosophy: On Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari’s What Is Philosophy? by Rodolphe Gasché
Rodolphe Gasché’s commentary on Deleuze and Guattari’s last book, What Is Philosophy?, homes in on what the two thinkers define as philosophy in distinction from the sciences and the arts and what it is that they understand themselves to have done while doing philosophy. Gasché is concerned with the authors’ claim not only that philosophy is a Greek invention but also that it is, for fundamental reasons, geophilosophical in nature. Gasché also intimates that, rather than a marginal issue of their conception of philosophy, geocentrism is a central dimension of their thinking. Indeed, Gasché argues, if all the principal traits that constitute philosophy according to What is Philosophy?—autochthony, philia, and doxa—imply in an essential manner a concern with Earth, it follows that what Deleuze and Guattari have been doing while engaging in philosophy has been marked by this concern from the start.
Senses of Landscape by John Sallis
Beginning with the assertion that earth is the elemental place that grants an abode to humans and to other living things, in Senses of Landscape the philosopher John Sallis turns to landscapes, and in particular to their representation in painting, to present a powerful synthetic work.
Senses of Landscape proffers three kinds of analyses, which, though distinct, continually intersect in the course of the book. The first consists of extended analyses of distinctive landscapes from four exemplary painters, Paul Cezanne, Caspar David Friedrich, Paul Klee, and Guo Xi. Sallis then turns to these artists’ own writings—treatises, essays, and letters—about art in general and landscape painting in particular, and he sets them into a philosophical context. The third kind of analysis draws both on Sallis’s theoretical writings and on the canonical texts in the philosophy of art (Kant, Schelling, Hegel, and Heidegger). These analyses present for a wide audience a profound sense of landscape and of the earthly abode of the human.
On the True Sense of Art: A Critical Companion to the Transfigurements of John Sallis edited by Jason M. Wirth, Michael Schwartz, and David Jones
This book features a collection of essays that serve as a critical companion to the philosophical exploration of John Sallis’ work in aesthetics, especially, but not exclusively, related to his Transfigurements. Authors include: Andrew Benjamin, Silvia Benso, Meilin Chinn, Günter Figal, Bernard Freydberg, David Jones, Joseph P. Lawrence, David Pollard, James Risser, John Sallis, Dennis Schmidt, Michael Schwartz, Elizabeth B. Sikes, and Jason M. Wirth.
Socrates among Strangers by Joseph P. Lawrence
In this CCPC Series sponsored book, Joseph P. Lawrence reclaims the enigmatic sage from those who have seen him either as a prophet of science, seeking the security of knowledge, or as a wily actor who shed light on the dangerous world of politics while maintaining a prudent distance from it. The Socrates Lawrence seeks is the imprudent one, the man who knew how to die.
The institutionalization of philosophy in the modern world has come at the cost of its most vital concern: the achievement of life wisdom. Those who have ceased to grow (those who think they know) close their ears to the wisdom of strangers—and Socrates, who stood face to face with death, is the archetypal stranger. His avowal of ignorance, Lawrence suggests, is more needed than ever in an age defined by technical mastery and expert knowledge.