CfP: ‘The Phenomenology of Social Impairments’ – special issue of Phenomenology and Mind

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Check out this call for papers from guest editors Valeria Bizzari, Oren Bader, and Thomas Fuchs for the special issue.

Call for papers
‘The Phenomenology of Social Impairments’
Special Issue of Phenomenology and Mind

Phenomenology and Mind invites submissions for a special issue dedicated to ‘The Phenomenology of Social Impairments’. Phenomenological approaches help shed light on the experiential aspects of human sociality, and facilitate a systematic exploration of various subjective and intersubjective experiential anomalies.

The editors welcome contributions that are related – but not limited – to the following questions:
> How can phenomenological methods help explain disturbances of intersubjectivity?
> How can we distinguish between the structures of intersubjective engagement in autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder?
> How does corporeality impact the development of intersubjectivity and what are the ways in which it is disrupted?
> How does interaffectivity modulate social engagements and how is it regulated and disturbed?
> Can we use phenomenology to elaborate new therapeutic directions?

Guest Editors
> Valeria Bizzari (University of Heidelberg)
> Oren Bader (University of Heidelberg)
> Thomas Fuchs (University of Heidelberg)

Submission Guidelines
Submissions must be prepared for double blind review. Manuscripts – in .doc format – should not contain any identifying information and must not exceed 6000 words (references included). Moreover, they must contain:
> An abstract of no more than 150 words
> 4/5 keywords

All manuscripts must be in English. Submissions should be sent via the Phenomenology and Mind website ( by 30 December 2020. The author should register here: and then log in to submit her paper. Please, be sure to submit your paper to the section ‘The Phenomenology of Social Impairment’.

For information, please contact: [email protected]

Important dates:
> Deadline for submissions: 30 December 2020
> Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2021
> Publication of the issue: December, 2021

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