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, PHILOSOPHY FOR DIALOGUE FOUNDATION, and by POLISH SEC (SOCIÉTÉ EUROPÉENNE DE CULTURE)
Dialogue and Universalism Journal aims to publish philosophical articles from all philosophical traditions and branches. The journal also aims to publish interdisciplinary works connecting philosophical investigations with other cognition areas. 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.
Dialogue and Universalism promotes the ideas of universal dialogue and universalism as they are presented in the preamble of the International Society for Universal Dialogue Constitution:
“We the members of the International Society for Universal Dialogue, in order to investigate and articulate the basic principles of universality systematically, rationally, and comprehensively—with an effort to promote a world understanding of these principles, striving to help generate universal world consciousness towards the gradual emergence of a decent world order, and aspiring to actualize the highest and richest human values in art, science, politics, education, and social life—do agree to declare the following statement as the constitution of the International Society for Universal Dialogue”.
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. The forthcoming 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 journal, in electronic version, with open access.
Dialogue and Universalism is connected with the International Society for Universal Dialogue. Article III of the ISUD Constitution proclaims:
The ISUD acknowledges that it was the idea of universalism that gathered the Society together in Warsaw in November, 1989; and further acknowledges and honors its close relationship with the publication Dialogue and Universalism which provides a forum in which all members of ISUD have the opportunity to communicate and exchange their views.
The Honorary Editor-in-Chief of Dialogue and Universalism, Janusz Kuczyński, is a Honorary President of ISUD and one of the founders of the Society.
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INTERNATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY COUNCIL
OF DIALOGUE AND UNIVERSALISM
CHAIRMAN: Leszek Kuźnicki (Poland) — biologist, former President of the Polish Academy of Sciences
- Gernot Bőhme (Germany) — philosopher, Institut für Praxis der Philosophie (Darmstadt)
- Kevin M. Brien (USA) — philosopher, Washington College in Maryland
- René Coste, P.S.S. (France) — theologian, Honorary Professor of the Catholic University of Toulouse; former consultant of the Pontifical Council for the Dialogue with Non-believers
- Adam M. Dziewonski (USA) — seismologist, Harvard University; Crafoord Prize winner 1998
- Jüri Engelbrecht (Estonia) — cyberneticist, President of the Estonian Academy of Sciences
- Leo Esaki (Japan) — physicist, Chairman of the Science and Technology Promotion Foundation of Ibaraki; Nobel Laureate 1973
- Vilém Herold (Czech Republic) — philosopher, member of the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
- Steven V. Hicks (USA) — philosopher, former President of the ISUD, Chair of Philosophy, Queens College, City University of New York
- Wacław Hryniewicz (Poland) — theologian, ecumenist, propagator of soteriological universalism, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin,
- Benediktas Juodka (Lithuania) — biochemist, former President of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences
- Yersu Kim (Korea) — philosopher, former Head of the Division of Philosophy and Ethics, UNESCO
- Janusz Kuczyński (Poland) — philosopher, founder and Honorary President of the International Society for Universalism (ISU), now ISUD
- Kuniko Myianaga (Japan) — anthropologist, founding Director of the Human Potential Institute (Tokyo); International Christian University (Tokyo)
- Ervin Laszlo (Hungary) — philosopher, President of the Budapest Club; Rector of the Vienna Academy of the Study of the Future; Science advisor to the Director-General of UNESCO
- Edward B. Lewis (USA) — biologist, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena; Nobel Laureate 1995
- Stefan Luby (Slovakia) — physicist, President of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
- Evanghelos Moutsopoulos (Greece) — philosopher, former Rector of the University of Athens
- John Rensenbrinck (USA) — philosopher, co-founder of the Green Party of the United States
- Sir Sigmund Sternberg (UK) — businessman, Chairman of the Executive Committee, International Council of Christians and Jews
- Janis Stradins (Latvia) — chemist, President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences
- Andrzej Wajda (Poland) — film and theatre director, honorary Oscar laureate (2000) for lifetime achievement
- Igor Yukhnovski (Ukraine) — physicist, Head of the Western Centre of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences
ADVISORY EDITORIAL COUNCIL
Leszek Kuźnicki, Andrew Targowski
Karol Bal, Zdzisław Cackowski, Zdzisław Czarnecki, Andrzej Góralski, Eugeniusz Kabatc, Stanisław Kowalczyk, Stefan Kozak, Zbigniew Krawczyk, Zbigniew Kuderowicz, Stanisław Krajewski, Józef Lipiec, Marek G. Niemiałtowski, Józef Niżnik, Marek Rocki, Zofia Rosińska, Zdzisław Sadowski, Henryk Skolimowski, Władysław Stróżewski, Karol Toeplitz, Tadeusz Tołłoczko, Lech W. Zacher
(PhD, full professor, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Nowy Świat 72, 00-330 Warszawa, Poland)
Charles Brown (ethics, ecophilosophy, history of philosophy, PhD, distinguished professor of philosophy; Emporia State University, 1 Kellogg Circle, Emporia, KS 66801 USA)
Stanisław Czerniak (philosophical anthropology, sociology of knowledge; PhD, full professor; Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Nowy Świat 72, 00-330 Warszawa, Poland)
Danilo Facca (history of philosophy; PhD, associate professor; Insitutute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Nowy Świat 72, 00-330 Warszawa, Poland)
Józef L. Krakowiak (history of modern philosophy, philosophy of culture; PhD, associate professor, retired from the University of Warsaw, Institute of Philosophy, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 3, 00-047 Warszawa, Poland )
Andrzej Leder (psychoanalysis, philosophy of culture; PhD, associate professor, Insitutute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Nowy Świat 72, 00-330 Warszawa, Poland)
Włodzimierz Ługowski (philosophy of nature; PhD, full professor; Insitutute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Nowy Świat 72, 00-330 Warszawa, Poland)
Emilija A. Tajsina (PhD, full professor, epistemology semiotics; Department of Philosophy, Kazan, State Power Engineering University, 420066, Krasnoselskaya str., 51, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia)
Szymon Wróbel (social philosophy, philosophy of mind; PhD, full professor; University of Warsaw, Artes Liberales Faculty, ul. Nowy Świat 69, 00-046 Warszawa, Poland)
English Language Editor: Jack Hutchens, PhD
Website Editor: Mariusz Mazurek, PhD
A Change in Dialogue and Universalism
Recently Professor Janusz Kuczyński has decided to resign his function of Dialogue and Universalism editor-in-chief because of poor health.
The journal was established by Professor Kuczyński in 1973. Over the following 41 years he was a highly remarkable editor-in-chief of Dialogue and Universalism—the actual creator of the journal. Throughout all those years he gave the journal his extraordinary intellectual passion, knowledge and wisdom, rare energy and engagement in the philosophical ideas of universal dialogue—ideas which are of supreme importance for the entire contemporary human world and its future.
As of now Janusz Kuczyński will support us as our Honorary Editor-in-chief.
The Dialogue and Universalism Editorial Board
Warsaw, December 2014.