Call for Papers AXIOLOGIES OF NON-ANTHROPOCENTRISMS

2022-01-20

CALL FOR PAPERS
AXIOLOGIES OF NON-ANTHROPOCENTRISMS

Editors: Zofia Hałęza, Marcin Bogusławski

Language of the issue: English and Polish

Deadline for submitting abstracts: 15/02/2022

Deadline for submitting articles: 31/05/2022

Planned date of publication: autmn/winter 2022

E-mailimf.hybris@uni.lodz.pl

Anthropocentrism in its various forms is being strongly criticised today. It is pointed out, among other things, that it is the source of species chauvinism in the approach to non-human animals, of the instrumentalisation of our relation to the environment, or of the blurring of the complexity of our condition, which is not purely rational, exclusively conscious, etc., but embodied and in many ways dependent on the environment.

What is proposed as a remedy, however, is not a return to anti-humanism and its associated anti-anthropocentrism, but non-anthropocentrism as a more nuanced position. We think that the difference between non-anthropocentrism and anti-humanism and anti-anthropocentrism is not always easily grasped, which may be related – as in the case of Rosi Braidotti – to the fact that anti-humanism represents a moment in the intellectual biography of those associated with non-anthropocentric thinking.

Recognising the importance of non-anthropocentric approaches, we would like to ask:

  • How does non-anthropocentrism differ from anti-anthropocentrism and to what extent are these differences determined by the circle of values associated with non-anthropocentrism and anthropocentrism?
  • Which values does the non-anthropocentric approach presuppose and which values does it foster?
  • How are values legitimised in non-anthropocentric approaches?
  • How do we make non-anthropocentric changes in our everyday practices?
  • What are non-anthropocentric approaches able to offer to education, politics or science?
  • Are (non-)anthropocentric approaches an opportunity or a threat to the contemporary world?

This is an open catalogue of questions-proposals that we are happy to extend.

Please send your applications to the following address: imf.hybris@uni.lodz.pl