Call for abstract

CFP: Giornale di Filosofia, vol. 2, 2021

Special Issue: Technology and Constructive Critical Thought


Technology and Constructive Critical Thought


Editor: Giada Pistilli and Michel Puech


Submission Deadline

Long Abstract (1,000 words max): 15 June 2021.

Authors of selected abstracts will be contacted by email. Full contributions (40,000 characters max.) must be submitted by 30 September 2021.



Aim and Background

New technologies play an increasingly important role in our daily life. Consequently, this debate is becoming always more relevant in the scientific and social-sciences world. Rejecting the reductive dichotomy that has arisen between technophiles and technophobes, this issue is dedicated to the philosophical study of new technologies, analyzed from a critical but constructive point of view: in doing so, we will be able to refocus the debate around humans and their needs while also taking part in the debate on the uses of new technologies.


We expect original contributions discussing problems such as (but not limited to):


  • Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
  • Algorithmic Justice
  • Value Sensitive Design
  • Ethical Frameworks
  • Technology and Democracy
  • Governance of the Digital Space
  • Artificial Intelligence and Climate Change
  • Big Data vs Small Data
  • Technological Sovereignty


We accept texts in Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French, English and German.



CFP: Giornale di Filosofia, vol. 3, 2022

The Rise of Mimetic Theory – 50 years of Violence and the Sacred 


Editors: Marco Stucchi and Tania Checchi 


Submission Deadline: Long Abstract (1,000 words max): 15 July 2021

Authors of selected abstracts will be contacted by email. Full contributions (40,000 characters max., bibliography included) must be submitted by 30 November 2021 and will undergo a double-blind peer review. 


Aim and Background 

Violence and the Sacred (VS) remains one of the most relevant works of the late French thinker René Girard. One of the aims of this collective volume is to show that it is also one of the key texts of the previous century, destined to change the course of human sciences in the decades to come. After all, theoretical ambition was one of the distinctive features of this masterpiece, whose aim was, simply put, to find the unity of all human cultures. In VS, through a detailed analysis of myth and ritual, Girard offered us a reading of religion that far from discarding the sacred as mere illusion, situated its violent transcendence at the core of all social institutions. 

Fifty years after its publication, we are persuaded that this masterpiece is far from having exhausted its inspirational power. This is one of the reasons behind the present Call for Abstracts. 


We will collect papers that fulfil at least one of these indications: 

▪ Illustrate the application (or the condition of possibilities for an application) of mimetic theory, as formulated in VS, in one particular field or discipline not directly explored by Girard; 

▪ Examine in detail and/or criticize arguments or examples contained in VS

▪ Illustrate the impact of VS in the debate of various fields (in particular anthropology, psychology, literary criticism, philosophy, sociology and ethology); 

▪ Outline possibilities of future development of VS’s thesis. 


Abstracts and papers will be accepted in any languages, even though English is highly recommended. Linguistic revision, if required, will be authors’ responsibility. 

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