Confluence: Online Journal of World Philosophies (Karl Alber Verlag, Freiburg/Munich, Germany) is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed, international journal dedicated to comparative thought. It seeks to explore common spaces and differences between philosophical traditions in a global context. Without postulating cultures as monolithic, homogenous, or segregated wholes, it aspires to address key philosophical issues which bear on specific methodological, epistemological, hermeneutic, ethical, social, and political questions in comparative thought. Confluence aims to develop the contours of a philosophical understanding not subservient to dominant paradigms and provide a platform for diverse philosophical voices, including those long silenced by dominant academic discourses and institutions. Confluence also endeavors to serve as a juncture where specific philosophical issues of global interest may be explored in an imaginative, thought-provoking, and pioneering way.
The journal seeks submissions on all relevant aspects of comparative philosophy. The editors welcome innovative and persuasive ways of conceptualizing, articulating, and representing intercultural encounters. Contributions (articles, book-reviews, survey articles, critical notes) should be able to facilitate the development of new perspectives on current global thought-processes and sketch the outlines of salient future developments.
Papers should not exceed a word-count of 6250 words. They can be submitted via email.