PL ISSN 1234-5792
JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR UNIVERSAL DIALOGUE
Published quarterly by INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIOLOGY OF THE POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, and by PHILOSOPHY FOR DIALOGUE FOUNDATION
Dialogue and Universalism Journal publishes philosophical articles from all philosophical traditions and branches. The journal also publishes interdisciplinary works connecting philosophical investigations with other areas of knowledge. The metaphilosophical diversity and interdisciplinarity are admitted as it is believed that dialogue, discussions, also clashing between philosophical traditions and relations between philosophy and other kinds of human knowledge lead to synergy effects developing and enhancing philosophy as a whole.
Dialogue and Universalism tends to show that philosophy is an essential eternal domain of human culture and an inevitable element of the nowadays human world. Critical and creative rational thinking is an opportunity for humankind to resist the lies and illusions of ideological manipulations that serve as instruments of enslavement and oppression. This open and broad vision of philosophy as an expression of human rationality offers a chance to free people’s awareness, to open their minds, and to extend their possibilities of thinking and acting. In doing so, philosophical reflection is able to refine and renew old ideals and values as well as to create new ones. It is these two aspects—free consciousness and new ideals—that are necessary to build a more decent human world. The ISUD community is convinced that philosophy has an important role to play in the struggle for the future of humanity. Philosophy with its amazingly sophisticated ways of thinking disposes a tremendous power to cope with the world and to change it. Philosophy is free from technical and practical interests, and constituted by the pursuit of removing—from a highly distanced and neutral perspective—falsehood, prejudices, mental, cultural, religious and social slavery. So it gives a hope for human beings’ emancipation as well as for an alteration of the world, first spiritual, and then material.
Dialogue and Universalism is wholly open for all scholars in the world, not being a publishing forum for the ISUD members only. All contributors are equally kindly welcome.
Dialogue and Universalism is published four times per year. It publishes monothematic issues. However, each monothematic issue of the journal is completed with a few texts thematically different from the main theme of the issue. This decision allows for a broader thematic diversity of problems examined in Dialogue and Universalism. The forthcoming main themes are announced in advance in NEXT ISSUES – CALL FOR PAPERS at this Dialogue and Universalism website. The announcements should be treated as an open invitation for every scholars in the world to participate in Dialogue and Universalism projected enterprises. Besides, we kindly welcome every proposal of themes and contents of next Dialogue and Universalism issues. Each proposal would be carefully examined by the Dialogue and Universalism Editorial Board and accepted if it would satisfy the criteria adopted in this journal.
Dialogue and Universalism is published since 1973, first, under the title Dialectics and Humanism, since 1990 under the title Dialogue and Humanism. The Universalist Quarterly, and since 1995 under the present title. Since 2010 Dialogue and Universalism E has been published as a separate open access e-journal.
PUBLICATION ETHICS AND PUBLICATION MALPRACTICE STATEMENT
All parties involved in the act of publishing (the author, the journal editors, the peer reviewer and the publishers) agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior. The ethics statements for Dialogue and Universalism are based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
1–4/2017 issues of the journal have been financed by the Programme “Activities for the Dissemination of Science” of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Republic of Poland, contract No. 837/PDUN/2017.