Thematic Series on Continental Philosophical Perspectives on Life Sciences and Emerging Technologies

Life Sciences, Society and Policy welcomes submissions to the thematic series on Continental Philosophical Perspectives on Life Sciences and Emerging Technologies.

Emerging life sciences and technologies raise a plethora of issues. Besides practical, bioethical and policy issues, they have broader, cultural implications as well, affecting and reflecting our zeitgeist and world-view, challenging our understanding of life, nature and ourselves as human beings, and reframing the human condition on a planetary scale. Via this thematic series, LSSP aims to provide a podium for authors who intend to address concrete issues from a ‘continental philosophical’ perspective (which includes phenomenology, hermeneutics, dialectics, psychoanalysis, pragmatism, critical theory and similar approaches) in areas such as epistemology, ontology and philosophical anthropology. The series aims to contribute to a diagnostics of the present and a prognostics of the future, focusing on critical normative challenges (such as embodiment, intimate technologies, social justice, biopower, nanomedicine, human enhancement and the anthropocene) and building on the work of Heidegger, Bachelard, Canguilhem, Habermas, Serres, Foucault, Žižek, Stiegler, Sloterdijk and others, but targeting concrete up-to-date case studies. Special attention is given to genres of the imagination (novels, movies, theatre, art) as laboratories for reflection.


Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Embodiment
  • Responsibility
  • Intimate technologies
  • Pervasive technologies
  • Global justice
  • The anthropocene
  • Sustainable development
  • Nano-medicine
  • Human enhancement


Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Life Sciences, Society and Policy. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Life Sciences, Society and Policy submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate thematic series in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on Continental Philosophical Perspectives on Life Sciences and Emerging Technologies. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Lead Guest Editor
Hub Zwart, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Guest Editors
Pieter Lemmens, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Laurens Landeweerd, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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