Call for papers

“The and in Franz Rosenzweig’s work: connection, disjunction, contrariety”.

In his Introduction to Hermann Cohen’s Jüdische Schriften (Berlin, 1924) Franz Rosenzweig writes
that Cohen discovered what the philosophers before him could never find out because of their
monistic tendency, that is to say, the “little word” and, which allows to think together God and man,
man and God, God and nature, nature and God. This “little word” – according to Rosenzweig – has
a great meaning in thinking reality: on one side it allows to avoid the monism which is typical of
idealistic philosophy, from Ionia to Jena, from Thales to Hegel; on the other, to avoid the
fragmentation of reality which is typical of anti-idealistic trends, from Kierkegaard to Nietzsche.
The idea of this issue is to collect the papers which focused particularly on the “and” in its logical
structure, on the specific forms which it assumes in Rosenzweig’s thought (dialectic, antinomies,
paradoxes, etc.) and on the theoretical-philosophical questions which are implied (solved or raised)
by this “little word”.

Languages accepted: Italian, German, French, English, Spanish

Length: max. 35.000 characters (spaces and notes included)

Deadline: 15 march 2018

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Texts submitted will be double-blind peer-reviewed