Eleatic Ontology: origin and reception
The central idea of “Eleatic Ontology: origin and reception” is to gather in one editorial product a description of Eleatic ontology, its first developments, and its lasting and powerful influence on all western thought. The project will do this by inviting and drawing on scholarly articles from the international academic community. Despite the importance and influence of Eleatic ontology, as far as we know no work so far has set out to reveal its contours.
The work is divided into 4 major periods, each one receives one volume: 1) Eleatic ontology in ancient philosophy; 2) Eleatic ontology in medieval philosophy; 3) Eleatic ontology in modern philosophy; 4) Eleatic ontology in contemporary philosophy. Articles will be few but can be large enough to let authors explain their thought in detail. The work is directed and coordinated by two General Editors: Nicola S. Galgano and Gabriele Cornelli.
Volume I, “Eleatic ontology in ancient philosophy”.The Volume I is dedicated to Eleatic ontology in ancient philosophy. The first period is the one that receives most attention, for it treats Eleatic thought in its first impulses and in its reception at a time and place that were close to the ambience and mindset in which it was born. This work is divided in sub-periods, each one receives one Tome:
1a) Parmenidean ontology, including the work of the Eleatic school (Parmenides, Zeno, Melissus);
1b) Eleatic ontology and sophists and other schools (Megarians, pluralists etc.);
1c) Eleatic ontology and Plato;
1d) Eleatic ontology and Aristotle.
1e) Eleatic ontology and the Hellenistic period and late antiquity.
Language. The official language of the work is English. All articles are to be sent and published in English. However, current editorial technologies allow each article to be linked to translations in other languages, if the authors so desire. These translations will be supplied by the authors.
Selection. Papers will be selected by a combination of methods: some of the papers will be invited, and the others will be selected through a call for papers and a blind review. Selected papers will receive the approval of an Editorial Advisory Board, who will make the final selection and grant the authorization for publication.
Contributors (until now): Lucas Angioni, Luis Felipe Bellintani Ribeiro, Marcelo Boeri, Mathilde Bremond, Luc Brisson, Miriam Campolina, Michele Corradi, Nestor Luís Cordero, Patricia Curd, Franco Ferrari, Giuseppe Ferraro, Stefania Giombini, James Lesher, Deyvis Deniz Machín, John Palmer, Alba Papa-Grimaldi, Massimo Pulpito, Chiara Robbiano, Barbara Sattler, Rin Sürkel, Panagiotis Thanassas, Franco Trabattoni, Simon Trepanier.
Editors. The Volume I is curated by the following editors:
1a) Eleatic ontology in Parmenides, Zeno and Melissus; eds. Dr. Nicola Galgano (USP, Brazil) and Dr. Rose Cherubin (GMU, United States).
1b) Eleatic ontology in sophists and other schools; eds. Dr. Miriam Campolina (UFMG, Brazil) and Dr. Stefania Giombini (UdG, Spain).
1c) Eleatic ontology in Plato; eds. Dr. Gabriele Cornelli (UnB, Brasil) and Dr. Olga Alieva (HSE, Russia)
1d) Eleatic ontology in Aristotle; ed. Dr. Fabián Mié (UNL, Argentina) and David Bronstein (Georgetown University).
1e) Eleatic ontology in Hellenistic period to late antiquity; Dr. Christopher Kurfess (Pitt, United States); Dr. Anna Motta (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany).
The volume has two advisory editors: Dr. Manfred Kraus (University of Tübingen, Germany), and Dr. Massimo Pulpito (UnB, Brazil).
The publication. The publication is fundamentally electronic and will be open to the public and access will be free of charge. The site will be hosted by the publisher of Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra IUC.
Call for submissions
We invite submissions of proposals related to any of the following areas:
a) Eleatic ontology in Parmenides, Zeno and Melissus.
b) Eleatic ontology in sophists and pluralists.
c) Eleatic ontology in Plato.
d) Eleatic ontology in Aristotle.
e) Eleatic ontology in Hellenistic period to late antiquity.