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Eidos

Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture is an online, international English-language quarterly journal devoted to, broadly understood, philosophy of culture. One of our main tasks is to promote the development of philosophy of culture as a distinct sub-discipline within contemporary philosophy – to identify its main methods and problems.

As we believe that philosophy of culture nowadays can – and should – play a synoptic role, we see as one of our main tasks to initiate an ongoing international debate which involves different philosophical perspectives and methods as well as various academic disciplines: sociology, psychology, economics, media sciences, cultural studies, and so forth.

Eidos is, in principle, a problem-oriented journal, which means that we are much more interested in identifying and addressing problems crucial to philosophy of culture today than in historical or exegetic perspectives. To be sure, this does not preclude using interpretative tools taken from the vast inventory of the history of philosophy – but first and foremost, we are interested in possible ways of applying them in analyses of contemporary cultural phenomena.

Eidos is affiliated with the Institute of Philosophy at University of Warsaw and was created as a part and an effect of international research projects carried by the Department of Philosophy of Culture in this Institute. The journal is edited in cooperation with the Department of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and “The Humane Philosophy Project” – a research project based on the cooperation between the Department of Philosophy of Culture and the University of Oxford (especially the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion and the Blackfriars Hall).

Structure

Each issue will be divided into three general sections:

  1. The thematic section: collects essays analyzing the problems connected with an issue’s leading topic or problem.
  2. The forum: collects essays on different topics not referred to (or loosely connected to) the above mentioned leading topic.
  3. Discussion papers and book reviews: presents readers with short papers by eminent contemporary thinkers commenting on their recent and ongoing research, discussion pieces devoted to contemporary issues and events in philosophy as well as substantive assessments of books which are relevant to philosophy of culture.

The journal is published by the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Warsaw.

Open Access statement

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Submitting a text to Eidos means that the author agrees with the general conditions of this license without losing his or her copyright to the text.