Significant questions in this context include but are not limited to the
following: What are the implications of hermeneutics for a social ontology?
In what way could hermeneutics be applied to contemporary issues in
sociology? What are the insights and limitations of the hermeneutical
approach as a methodology for the social sciences? In what way does
hermeneutics enable us to rethink social change? How could hermeneutics
applied to social science disciplines other than sociology (anthropology,
psychology, political science, economics ...)? However, papers that explore
these issues from the perspective of other philosophers and social thinkers
are especially welcomed.
The conception of the issue has been to a great extent inspired by the
on Ricœur Studies ‘New Perspectives on Hermeneutics in the Social
Sciences and Practical Philosophy’, held in the Higher School of Economics
in Moscow in September 13-16, 2011. We would like to invite submissions from
those who gave papers at the conference as well as from other scholars, who
are interested in contributing to the issue. This special issue is not a
publication of conference proceedings.
In addition to papers on the proposed theme, the journal also seeks book
reviews of recent works on Ricœur’s thought or other works associated
with perspectives taken up in his work. Book reviews and articles on various
topics (to be published under the heading of « Varia ») are accepted on an
Papers can be submitted in French or English. Papers should not exceed
50,000 characters in length, and citations should follow the Chicago Manual
of Style. All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two evaluators.
Submission Instructions: To submit an article, authors must register on the
. Authors will then follow a quick five-step process to upload their article
to the site. Upon receipt, authors will receive email verification. All
submissions, after an initial screening for topicality, will be
To receive full consideration, completed papers should be submitted through
the submission process on the journal’s website by March 01, 2012.
Anna Borisenkova, editor invited
Scott Davidson and Johann Michel, co-editors
Etudes Ricœuriennes/Ricœur Studies Journal