Important scientific acknowledgement for Marconi academic magazine Areté.

On 7th April 2020, the Italian institute ANVUR (Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca) informed our University about the results of a highly relevant evaluation process: “Areté. International Journal of Philosophy, Human & Social Sciences” was included in the scientific Index of the academic journals. In particular, Areté is acknowledged as an international scientific journal in the following fields of research: Area 10 (Antiquities, Philology, Literary Studies, Art History), Area 11 (History, Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology), Area 14 (Political and Social Sciences).


We – the Journal Directors Prof. Sara Fortuna, Prof. Andrea Gentile, Prof. Tommaso Valentini - are delighted to announce this important goal for the whole Department of Human Sciences of Marconi. We are very grateful to the academic members of the Editorial Boards, Giulio Battioni, Paloma Brook, Camilla Croce, Luca Mencacci, Giovanna Scatena, for their support and also to the International Scientific Committee composed of most relevant scholars and academic personalities, which also played an essential role in this achievement: we just mention the names of Reinhard Brandt (Philipps-Universität Marburg), Barbara Cassin (CNRS, Paris), Sharyn Clough (Oregon State University – USA), Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), Bernd Dörflinger (Universität Trier), Andreas Eckl (Goethe-Universität – Frankfurt am Main), Paul Guyer (Brown University), Ted Kinnaman (George Mason University – Virginia), Heiner F. Klemme (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg), Stephen R. Palmquist (Hong Kong Baptist University – Hong Kong), Claude Piché (Université de Montréal), Jürgen Trabant (Freie Universität, Humboldt Universität – Berlin), Wilhelm Vossenkuhl (Ludwig Maximilians Universität – München), Michael Wolff (Universität Bielefeld), Günter Zöller (Ludwig Maximilians Universität – München).

Areté is a double blind peer reviewed annual online Journal founded in December 2015 and publishes papers in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese, concerning the main issues of current philosophical debates, with particular reference to the dialogue between Philosophy, Humanities and Social Sciences. Particular attention is given to the philosophical historiography, to the hermeneutics of the texts that have characterized the Western thought, and to the most significant problems in the fields of history, politics, anthropology, pedagogy, aesthetics, literature, and philology. Moreover, the journal provides coverage of recent works regarding the debates within the fields of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Studies. The standard issue is composed of the following sections: a thematic Section, in which one specific topic is analyzed from a multidisciplinary perspective; a miscellaneous section containing long scientific contributions and shorter texts about different topics and a book reviews section. Special issues are completely devoted to a topic (see the third issue in 2018 about plurilingualism and the issue about borders to be published in Winter 2020). 

The Journal is a valuable resource of up-to-date information and in-depth reflection for those dedicated to the study and teaching of Philosophy, Human & Social Sciences and aims at being an expression of “critical thinking”, open towards the complexity of the contemporary world, trying to establish a real “dialogue between different forms of knowledge” which we consider essential for the elaboration of a correct “history of concepts” (Begriffsgeschichte). Therefore, the International Journal wants to be a platform for a free, scientifically based and pluralistic academic research where a genuine “conviviality of differences” could be achieved.

Here are the titles of the published monographic volumes:

2016: The self and its shadows: philosophical horizons of subjectivity (Edited by Sara Fortuna and Paloma Brook)

2017: Starting from Kant: Interpretations and Metamorphosis of the Transcendental (Edited by Andrea Gentile and Tommaso Valentini)

2018: Plurilingualism: Historical, Critical, Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Edited by Sara Fortuna and Rossella Saetta Cottone)

2019: Dialectic. The Different Meanings of a Theoretical, Historical and Political Concept (Edited by Andrea Gentile and Tommaso Valentini)

2020: The Threshold. Multidisciplinary Perspectives of Human Sciences (Edited by Maurizio Basili and Giovanna Scatena)

In the year 2020 will be also published a special issue about borders  exploring the relationship between aesthetics and politics (edited by Camilla Croce and Charles Feitosa).

The Editorial Board would like to express special thanks to Prof. Alessandra Briganti (Marconi University’s Rector), to Dr. Paola Piermarini (scientific direction of Marconi University), to Dr. Liliana Assennato and her staff, in particular to Angelo Dabalà, for their constant support and encouragement.

Sara Fortuna – Andrea Gentile – Tommaso Valentini