CFP: Philosophical Practices (4/15/05; journal issue)

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Costica Bradatan
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Janus Head: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature,
Continental Philosophy, Phenomenological Psychology, and the Arts


TOPIC: Philosophical Practices

Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2005.

Guest Editor:
Helen Douglas

The past twenty years have seen the international development of a new
vocation of philosophical practice. As counselors or consultants,
academically-trained philosophers work with individuals and organizations,
supporting their clients' attempts to find solid convictions and
orientating guidelines in their own circumstances.

But in a broader sense, philosophical practice could be any endeavor
undertaken in a philosophical spirit. To philosophize suggests an engaged
exploration and examination of self and world and all our relations. It is
to quest after truth or meaning, to "think deeply in order to act
strongly" (Cabral), to "have the courage to leave no question hidden"
(Schopenhauer). Or, philosophical practice could be seen as the return
of an age-old desire to offer some consolation and relief for human
suffering (Boethius, Epicurus): it could be philosophy as an ethical
practice, "the wisdom of love, in the service of love" (Levinas).

We welcome essays, stories, poetry and artwork dealing with any
expressions of contemporary philosophical engagement and practices.

CRITERIA FOR ESSAYS: Submissions should be no longer than 10,000 words.
Works should be typed and double-spaced. Format requirements: APA or MLA
styles (footnotes should be placed at the end of paper). Submit one disk
or CD and two (2) copies to the address below. Your essay should include a
brief abstract (120 words or less). Also include a brief biography for the
contributors page, should your paper be accepted. Make sure to include all
relevant contact information, including a permanent e-mail address. Email
submissions will not be accepted!

include a cover letter, a short biography, and correspondence information.
 Short fiction should be typed and double-spaced and should be no longer
than 9000 words (about 36 pages or shorter). Poetry should be typed in the
format in which it is intended to be printed. Three to five poems are the
suggested number for poetry submissions. Submit one disk or CD and two
(2) copies to the address below. Please note: We are no longer accepting
poetry submissions via email. If you submit your poetry via email, please
do not expect it to be reviewed.

If your submission does not follow these guidelines, it will not be reviewed.

CRITERIA FOR ARTWORK: We are seeking artists for submissions of portfolios
to feature in the journal. Photos, slides, and/or electronic images are
the preferred formats. Please email the editors if you have any questions.

1. Essay and poetry submission materials will not be returned. However,
art, photography and other materials will be returned if you include a
self-addressed, stamped envelope.
2. Upon the acceptance of your paper, Janus Head reserves the right to use
your work for promotional purposes, anthologies, etc. However, you are
welcome to publish your work elsewhere as you see fit.
3. Contributors will geta complimentary hard copy of the issue in which
their work appears, as well as access to an electronic PDF file of their
article for distribution. Additional hard copies of the issue can be
purchased at $10 per copy.

Please send to:

Janus Head
P.O. Box 1259
Amherst, NY 14226

Authors should include their e-mail address. Allow at least 3-6 months for
the review process and editorial decisions. Notice of receipt of materials
can be obtained by email.

Please note: The next open issue, the Summer 2006 issue, will have an
August 2005 deadline, which has yet to be announced. If you submit any
materials that are not appropriate for the Philosophical Practices issue,
please realize that, upon acceptance for publication, your work may not
appear in print until the Summer of 2006. When you send your cover letter
with your submission, note that you intend to submit your work for the
Summer 2006 open issue.

The latest issue of Janus Head is now available at

It features a broad selection of essays, fiction, poetry,
and art.


Brent Dean Robbins


Fetishism and Bad Faith: A Freudian Rebuttal to Sartre
Christopher M. Gemerchak

Singing the World in a New Key: Merleau-Ponty and the Ontology of Sense
Ted Toadvine

Elemental Sonority: Heidegger, Hölderlin and Thunder
Stephen B. Hatton

Evil and the Ritual of Shame: A Crime Against Humanity in Bosnia-Herzegovina
Keith Doubt

The Loss of Language, the Language of Loss: Thinking with DeLillo on Terror
and Mourning
J. Heath Atchley

Launching the Hydrapolemic: The Mythological Encounter with Polemic as
Kane X. Faucher

Violence and Heterogeneity: A Response to Habermas' "Between Eroticism and
General Economics: Bataille"
Apple Zefelius Igrek

Descartes in the Matrix: Addressing the Question "What is Real?" from
Non-Positivist Ground
Gilbert Garza

"God is dreaming you": Narrative as Imitatio Dei in Miguel De Unamuno
Costica Bradatan

Painting in the Expanded Field
Gustavo Fares


Gestures in Waiting
Robert Vivian

The Philosopher
Aaron Parrett


Desert Flesh and Iron
Nat Hardy & Julian Grater

Vignettes in Stone
Anita Lundberg & Jean Weiner


Three poems
Ewa Lipska (translated by Margret Grebowicz)

Sonnets to Orpheus 1.2
Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Rick Anthony Furtak)

Six poems
James Deahl

Six poetry translations
Ouyang Yu

Three poems
Robert Gibbons

Three poems
Jnana Hodson

Five poems
James Hoggard


The Current State of the "Question of the Animal"
Review of Zoontologies: The Question of the Animal
Edited by Cary Wolfe
Reviewer: Fareed Awan

Restoring Life to the Treatment of Madness
Review of History Beyond Trauma
by Francoise Davoine & Jean-Max Gaudilliere
Reviewer: Pam Leck

Sex of the Soul: Transsexual Identity Development
Review of Transsexualism: Illusion and Reality
by Colette Chiland
Reviewer: Nadine Vaughan

Caught in the Net and Dreaming Lucidly
Review of Connected--Or What It Means to Live in the Network Society
by Steven Shaviro
Reviewer: Andrew J. Felder

"The rest is jelly"
Review of Wetwares: Experiments in Post-Vital Living
by Richard Doyle
Reviewer: Gavin Miller

A Passionate Embrace With Thought Itself
Review of Intimacy or Integrity: Philosophy and Culutral Difference
by Thomas P. Kasulis
Reviewer: Alan Pope

Bodies and Thinking in Motion
Review of Body and World
by Samuel Todes
Reviewer: Tom Strong

Classifications of Dissociation: Bridging Disciplines to Understand States
of Consciousness
Review of Mind Over Mind: The Anthropology and Psychology of Spirit
by Morton Klass
Reviewer: Angelina Baydala

Does Anyone Really Know What Time Is?
Review of Are We In Time?: And Other Essays on Time and Temporality
by Charles M. Sherover
Reviewer: Steven J. Hendlin

Culture and the Western World
Review of Thresholds of Western Culture: Identity, Postcoloniality,
Edited by John Burt Foster, Jr. & Wayne J. Froman
Reviewer: Van Yu


Costica Bradatan, PhD

Department of Philosophy,
Miami University,
Hall Auditorium, 221
Oxford, OH 45056


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