Areté: GMU International Journal of Philosophy, Human and Social Sciences

The Department of Human Sciences proudly announced the publication of Aretè Volume 4, Guglielmo Marconi University International Journal of Philosophy, Human and Social Sciences, with the homonymous name.

Aretè is an international scientific magazine “double-blind and peer-reviewed” created in December 2015. The magazine, available both online and printed, provides articles concerning central philosophical debates and issues, in Italian, English, French and German, with particular reference to the discourses between philosophy, humanities, and social sciences. Special attention is given to the philosophical historiography, to the hermeneutics of the texts that characterized Western thought, to the most relevant and current ethical-political, historical, pedagogical, aesthetic, philological, literary and linguistic issues.

Furthermore, considerable attention is also given to the works marking the debates regarding Humanities, Social Sciences, and Cultural Studies.
According to the editors, philosophy constitutes a creative and productive force capable of affecting current affairs only when it considers the complexity of the “world of life” (the Lebenswelt of which Edmund Husserl also spoke) with the multiplicity of plans that characterize it. Benedetto Croce highlights  the need to open philosophical rationality to the non-strictly-philosophical elements of culture in his Aesthetica in Nuce. Emphasizing that, “Philosophy always originates in the motion of life [...]. New philosophical thoughts, or their germs, are often found alive and energetic in books that are not professional nor systematic philosophers “.

For this reason, both the essays of the miscellanea and the reviews, sometimes take into consideration texts, authors, and perspectives that do not concern the traditional philosophical disciplines.
The journal is divided in the following sections: a monographic Notebook in which themes are explored in multidisciplinary perspectives; a miscellaneous section dedicated to scientific articles (divided into “Studies and research” and in “Notes and essays”); a part devoted to reviews and presentations of essays and literature.

Whereas for those studying and teaching philosophy and the various subjects that characterize the Humanities and Social Sciences, each issue represents a valid source to update on the most salient topics. The magazine concept revolves around the expression of “critical thinking,” open to the complexity of the contemporary world and characterized by “dialogue between knowledge,” strictly necessary for the development of a correct “history of concepts” (Begriffsgeschichte). The International Journal is as a free research tool, scientifically founded and pluralistic, thus realizing a “conviviality of differences.”

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