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Parallel and Connecting

Call for Publications

Theme: Parallel and Connecting
Subtitle: Contemporary African and Western Philosophy
Publication: Edited Volume
Deadline: 30.9.2019

The long tradition of African philosophy has been largely overlooked
and even derided by Western philosophy until relatively recently. But
there is still a general lack of interaction between these two
philosophical traditions. What this volume seeks to do is both to
feature scholarship that directly engages with the intersection or
clash of African and Western ideas, but also to put contemporary
works from each tradition in parallel with each other. This latter
approach aims to highlight ways in which similar topics are
differently conceived and addressed in these different philosophical
traditions, and to make evident ways in which there are connections
there to be explored. It also offers a chance to look at higher-level
distinctions between African and Western philosophy — distinctions
even in the kinds of questions that are seen as philosophically
interesting, worthwhile, and important enough to pursue.

The starting point for this volume is the Contemporary Language,
Logic, and Metaphysics: African & Western Approaches Conference,
which took place at the University of Witwatersrand in August 2017.
As well as selected papers developed from those presented at the
conference, we want to broaden the volume to include other
contemporary scholarship in these three primary areas — Language,
Logic, and Metaphysics.

Interested contributors should submit an abstract, of no more than
300 words, to Final chapters should ideally be
between 5,000 and 7,000 words, but no more than 10,000 words at the
maximum. If you intend to submit an already published manuscript or a
revised version of one, please obtain permission to reprint from the
initial publisher(s).

Confirmed contributors:
Saul Kripke (CUNY), Romina Padro (CUNY)


Deadline for submission of abstract:
30 September 2019

Notification of accepted topics and abstracts:
30 November 2019

Deadline for submission of complete chapter:
31 March 2020

Notification of accepted papers and submission to press:
30 May 2020

Monique Whitaker, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Jonathan O. Chimakonam, University of Pretoria

Please direct any queries to Monique Whitaker: