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Philosophy & Social Criticism

An International, Interdisciplinary Journal


Editor
David Rasmussen Boston College, USA

eISSN: 1461734X| ISSN: 01914537|Current volume: 41|Current issue: 6 Frequency: Monthly

Philosophy & Social Criticism is a fully peer reviewed international journal that publishes original research and review articles. It presents original theoretical contributions to the latest developments in social and political thought, emphasizing the contributions of continental scholarship as it affects international theoretical developments

In contemporary society reason cannot be separated from practical life and at their interface a critical attitude is forged. Philosophy & Social Criticism was established nearly thirty years ago to bring together articles which foster this attitude. It is now a leading international journal in social and political philosophy.

Since it was established in 1973, the journal has published the work of some of the world's leading theorists, including:

· Seyla Benhabib · Cornelius Castoriadis · Umberto Eco · Michel Foucault · Jürgen Habermas · Agnes Heller · Axel Honneth · Hans-Georg Gadamer · Ernesto Laclau · Paul Ricoeur

Philosophy & Social Criticism has been at the forefront of contemporary academic scholarship and over the years has provided a focal point for major international debates and theoretical developments.

International Coverage
The journal presents an international range of theory and critique, emphasizing the contribution of continental scholarship as it affects major contemporary debates.

Interdisciplinary Perspective
Philosophy & Social Criticism is truly interdisciplinary, offering a critical viewpoint on areas such as: · Continental and American philosophy · ethics · politics · social theory · critique of science · political philosophy · sociology · legal thought · hermeneutics · literary theory · postmodernism · cultural critique · socio-economic thought

"Philosophy & Social Criticsm has been for some time the refuge of informed and erudite philosophy which refused to wear the straight-jacket of the Academe. Its spirit of domination-free communication, its genuine, but far from unprincipled pluralism, makes it an epitome of what committed and serious thinking should be." Agnes Heller

"Philosophy & Social Criticism is a unique and invaluable voice in philosophy and social criticism. It represents a non-ideological intervention into academic debates, offering a diverse range of philosophical perspectives" Drucilla Cornell

"For over twenty years, Philosophy & Social Criticism has set the standard for a truly interdisciplinary dialogue that has enriched the contemporary philosophical scene" Maurizio Passerin d'Entreves

"Philosophy & Social Criticism has the unique ability to bring together well thought through contributions by the leading theorists of the day and the daring endeavours of brilliant young people" Alessandro Ferrara

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In modern industrial society reason cannot be separated from practical life. At their interface a critical attitude is forged. Philosophy & Social Criticism wishes to foster this attitude through the publication of essays in philosophy and politics, philosophy and social theory, socio-economic thought, critique of science, theory and praxis. We provide a forum for open scholarly discussion of these issues from a critical-historical point of view.

Philosophy & Social Criticism presents an international range of theory and critique, emphasizing the contribution of continental scholarship as it affects major contemporary debates.

Coordinator
Susan O'Neill Boston College, USA
James L. Taylor Boston College, USA
Editorial Assistant
Amelia M. Wirts Boston College, USA
Andriy Tsintsiruk  
Board of Consulting Editors
Douglas Allen University of Maine, Orono, USA
Kenneth Baynes Syracuse University, USA
James Bernauer Boston College, Chestnut Hill, USA
Oliva Blanchette Boston College, Chestnut Hill, USA
Remo Bodei University of Pisa, Italy
James W. Boettcher Saint Joseph's University, USA
James Bohman St Louis University, USA
Hauke Brunkhorst University of Flensburg, Germany
Patrice Canivez Lille 3 University, France
Jean Cohen Columbia University, New York, USA
Robert S Cohen Boston University, USA
Drucilla Cornell Rutgers University
Simon Critchley University of Essex, UK
Jodi Dean Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Maurizio Passerin d'Entreves University of Manchester, UK
Alessandro Ferrara Rome University
Bernard Flynn New School for Social Research, New York, USA
Rainer Forst Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
William C Gay University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Helga Geyer-Ryan University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Garth Gillan Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA
William Griffith Antioch University, Keene, USA
Agnes Heller New School for Social Research, New York, USA
Axel Honneth University of Frankfurt, Germany/Columbia University, New York USA
Dick Howard State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA
Robert E. Innis University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
Richard Kearney Boston College, USA
Peter Kemp Centre for Ethics and Law, Copenhagen, Denmark
Gertrud Koch University of Berlin, Germany
Michiel Korthals Bussum, The Netherlands
Ernesto Laclau University of Essex, Colchester, UK
Cristina Lafont Northwestern University, USA
Thomas McCarthy Northwestern University, USA
Christoph Menke University of Potsdam, Germany
Chantal Mouffe University of Westminster, London, UK
Lucius Outlaw Haverford College, USA
Thomas Owens Boston College, Chestnut Hill, USA
W Creighton Peden Highlands, NC, USA
Jacques Poulain Amiens, France
Yves Sintomer Saint-Denis, France
Tracey Stark St John's Seminary, Boston, USA
Svetozar Stojanovic University of Belgrade, The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
James Swindal Duquesne University
Jacques Taminiaux Boston College, Chestnut Hill, USA
Joseph Tanke California College of the Arts, USA
Carlos Thiebaut Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Ivan Vejvoda Smith College, USA
Arne Johan Vetlesen University of Oslo, Norway
Stephen K White University of Virginia, USA
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