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Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica publishes in this page Calls for papers. 

The work of Franz Brentano, the origins of his thought, his originality and that of his school (deadline:30/04/2019)

Special Issue of: «Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica» a century and more after his death.

Following the conferences that were arranged in order to celebrate the centenary of Brentano’s death in 1917 held in Prague, Vienna, Parma, etc. the «Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica» revisits the person and the work of the philosopher with the monograph «The work of Franz Brentano, the origins of his thought, his originality and that of his school», edited by Michele Lenoci, Savina Raynaud and Gemmo Iocco.

The following points are mentioned: the status of the work published during his life, posthumous editions, manuscripts and translations; choices of terminology and their justification; the retrieved unity regarding theoretico-affective, volitional and ethico-practical aspects; the relationship between the theoretical and ethical aspects, including the respective forms of evidence; the connections between ethics and metaphysics, understood as a rational reflection on God, his existence and his nature; the established relationship with psychology; the conception of the history of philosophy and the evaluations of theoretical positioning and direction, akin to the adopted empirical or antithetical point of view; the experienced contexts in Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland; the edification of the school, not only in the strict sense, but also extended to authors who were not only pupils or contemporaries, and ascribed to traditions at times analytical while at others, continental: to the marginal theories of value (Menger, Böhm-Bawerk), to the psychology of evaluation (von Ehrenfels, Meinong, Urban), to the phenomenology of value (Husserl, Scheler, Hartmann) and to ethical intuitionism (Moore, Ross), to the «theories of value» (Kraus, Eaton, Findlay, Chisholm), to the benchmark constituted by Brentanian thought even in the contemporary ethical debate (Olson, Kriegel, Montague).

Authors interested in publishing their articles are requested to send them via e-mail to:, with an attachment file in WORD or PDF formats. Please attach an anonymous version of your paper entitled «Manuscript» and a separate «Cover page», indicating the full name of the author(s), a short bio-bibliographic note, university affiliation and full contact details. For further information, please see the guidelines on the following page:

Articles may be submitted in Italian, English, French, German or Spanish. Furthermore, each submission may not exceed 5,000 words. The submission should contain an abstract in English, not exceeding 150 words. All file properties that may identify the author must be removed to ensure anonymity during the referral process.

Contributions will be sent to an independent reviewer(s) in a double-blind procedure. Authors of accepted articles may be requested to change or improve their articles where suggested by reviewers. There are no guidelines regarding formatting in the initial selection procedure. If submissions are accepted for publication in RFNS, authors will be asked to produce a final version that abides by the downloadable guidelines to be found here:

The deadline for submission of manuscripts is 30th April 2019. The issue will appear, at the latest, in December 2019.

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Philosophical and Theological Thought in Saint Bonaventure

Special Jubilee Issue of: Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica in Celebration of the 800th Anniversary of Saint Bonaventure’s Birth

In the eighth centenary of his birth, Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica celebrates the figure and the work of Saint Bonaventure (1217 ca - July 15th 1274), Franciscan theologian and philosopher, with the Monographic Issue 2017-04 Philosophical and Theological Thought in Saint Bonaventure, edited by Alessandro Ghisalberti, Onorato Grassi and Paola Müller.

Communicating Existence: Singularity and its Languages. On the 200th Anniversary of Søren Kierkegaard's Birth (deadline: 01/09/2013)

Special Jubilee Issue of: "Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica" in Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Søren Kierkegaard's Birth.

In the bicentennial year of Søren Kierkegaard's birth (May 5, 1813 - May 5, 2013) the "Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica" celebrates the work and influences of the Danish philosopher with a Monographic Issue dedicated to the theme of the "Communication of Existence", a central topic in the philosopher's thought. The questions we propose to be addressed include: How is it possible to "communicate", to "share" a singular existence? Can a singular existence have a universal meaning? What are the limits, and the potential, of a philosophical language? How does Kierkegaard in his multifaceted and original production confront this problem? What kind of language does he employ and, especially, for what purpose?

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