Judaica Petropolitana - Call for Articles for the 2020 special issue on "Philosophy of Dialogue in Russian, German, and Jewish Thought"

Igor Kaufman Discussion

Dear collegues,

As we had to cancel our Conference "Philosophy of Dialogue in Russian, German, and Jewish Thought" which was planned for June due to the COVID-19 pandemy, we decided to keep and to continue the project in the special issue of the Judaica Petropolitana.


Judaica Petropolitana invites submissions for the 2020 special issue on "Philosophy of Dialogue in Russian, German, and Jewish Thought". Judaica Petropolitana is edited by the Department of Jewish Culture, Saint-Petersburg State University in collaboration with the International Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


The aim of the the special issue is to examine an essential issue of Jewish thought, meaningful throughout the entire history of Jewish philosophy - dialogism and dialogical approach. The topic of the issue provides an overview of the broadest spectrum of Jewish philosophical teachings, both in chronological and spatial terms, in internal and external connections. 

In the special issue  we intend to address the dialogical philosophy (philosophy of dialogue) as a point of collaboration and interaction betweeen the Russian, German, German-Jewish, and Jewish intellectual traditions. Dialogism is deeply rooted in the Russian culture as attested by Dostoevskiy and Bakhtin. Dialogical thought in Germany includes extremely rich heritage of works and ideas of Ludwig Feuerbach, Hermann Cohen, Franz Rosenzweig, Ferdinand Ebner, Martin Buber, Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy. In the Jewish thought the Bible and Talmud affirm the Dialogism and dialogical approach to core theological and philosophical issues. Jewish philosophy and mysticism continue the approach. Accordingly, studies on Dialogism allows to treat inter-cultural and inter-philosophical dialogues, exchanges, conflicts and interactions.

The issue will address the following topics:

1. Dialogism in the Jewish thought of Biblical and Post-Biblical era. Dialogism of the Talmud and Midrash. Dialogism of the Medieval Jewish philosophy and mystical thought.

2. Sources and evolution of the philosophy of dialogue in Germany: Jacobi, Kant, Feuerbach, and Cohen.

3. Philosophy of dialogue in Germany and Austria at the turn of the XXth century: Franz Rosenzweig, Ferdinand Ebner, Martin Buber, Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy.

4. Dialogism in Russian and the Russian thought: Dostoevskiy, Vyacheslav Ivanov, Bakhtin, and Vladimir Bibler.

5. Philosophy of dialogue and phenomelogy: Levinas.

6. Philosophy of dialogue and the pedagogical thought. Philosophers of dialogue on novations in education. Dialogical pedagogy and theories of learning and education. Rosenzweig, Buber, Rosenstock-Huessy, Levinas, Vladimir Bibler и др.

7. Recent state-of-the art and perspectives of philosophy of dialogue (Russia, Israel, etc).

Judaica Petropolitana (http://judaica-petropolitana.philosophy.spbu.ru) has been published since 2015. The Judaica Petropolitana is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed open-access journal of Jewish Studies, dedicated to the exploration of the core issues in Jewish Culture, Philosophy, History, and Religion. It aims to respond both to the traditional disciplinary approaches in Jewish Studies and emerging new fields of research that goes beyond received historiographic categories and concepts. It publishes two issues per year and contains a thematic section, translations and archival publications, essays and reviews.

The Judaica Petropolitana publishes high-quality research articles, essays, reviews reporting results of research in Jewish Studies, with a special interest in cross-disciplinary approaches. It furthermore aims to bring to the attention of the scholarly community many yet unexplored topics, primarily grown from complex and multifaceted history of Jewish life and culture under Russian Empire and Soviet Union. 

The main languages of the journal are Russian, English, Hebrew, although contributions are also accepted in French and German. 

The deadline for the submissions - October 31, 2020. 

The articles will be published after a double blind peer-review process. All articles should conform to our submission guidelines (the APA citation and referencing style, 6th edition; we kindly ask potential authors to request the detailed instruction via email or consult with the instruction at our webpage). 

All submissions, proposals and editorial inquiries should be addressed to: Igor Tantlevskiy (tantigor@bk.ru) and Igor Kaufman (kaufman.igor.s@gmail.com)

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