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Letter of invitation for a humanistic discussion

Esteemed colleagues:

Today, we are confronted with the epidemic of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which has engulfed the entire world. The COVID-19 pandemic does not discriminate by countries, cultures, identities, or political regimes. The countries are dealing with it to the best of abilities proving, thus, their maturity within the entire spectrum of politics, culture, and economy. This, in turn, discloses the relation towards values that give civilizational and ethical meaning to the individual as well as to a society.

What does solidarity mean? Are we attentive and sensitive enough to recognize, to see and to hear different vulnerable groups? What is the value of human life? These are the questions that require addressing in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

Whenever a crisis revealing our vulnerability arises, the need resurfaces for a humanistic articulation of the discussion regarding the quality not only of the present, but also of the future mode of existence. Scholars, researchers, and other stakeholders within various fields of the humanities are being summoned to re-consider and to call into common awareness the values, which we have, before the crisis, often and readily egoistically pushed into the background, and which form the necessary fundament for a conscious and conscientious relation towards ourselves and our world.

NEW ISSUE: Teoria, 40, 2020, 1

Esteemed colleagues!

We would like to inform you about the latest issue of the Italian philosophical journal Teoria dedicated to the discussion of contemporary nihilism and edited by Adriano Fabris and Alfredo Rocha de la Torre, who regularly cooperate with the journal Phainomena, Forum for the Humanities, and the Institute Nova Revija for the Humanities.

International Conference: Europe East of West – 30 Years of Transition. Quo vadis?

Hungarian Academy of Sciences

September 28 – 30, 2019

Pécs, Hungary

New Publication: Mira Miladinović Zalaznik – Dean Komel (Eds.):

Freiheit und Gerechtigkeit als Herausforderung der Humanwissenschaften. Freedom and Justice as a Challenge of the Humanities

(Peter Lang Verlag, Bern 2018).

New Issue: Phainomena, 27, 106–107, November 2018.

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