Theoria and Praxis: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Thought


Theoria and Praxis is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to exploring the interdisciplinary linkages between theory and practice, and facilitating cross-communication between philosophy and the social sciences. In an age of greater specialization and narrowed focus, our journal seeks to broaden the academic dialogue by calling upon thinkers from a variety of disciplines to participate in a discussion about some of the most pressing issues of our time. Avowedly international in scope, our journal seeks to cultivate a truly planetary voice able to speak to scholars in fields ranging from philosophy, the humanities, literary and cultural studies to economics, history, sociology, and political science. Further, we believe that theory and practice, thought and action, converge in a co-constitutive environment. As such, our commitment to scholarly excellence is matched only by our deep conviction that a global society must contemplate its own groundings.


The Tradition of Hermeneutics

The task of interpretation is one that is indicative of the modern age. This is so because we live in a world of multiple, overlapping, and often contradictory, significations and meanings. Hermeneutics is the science and/or art of interpretation. It asks specifically: what is the meaning of the text? How, and in what manner, does the text relate to the reality of the lived world? In sum, hermeneutics calls upon us to be attentive to language and the meanings of our values, epistemological claims, beliefs and morals.

Contributors are asked to contemplate the history and/or tradition of hermeneutics from its beginnings in biblical criticism to the contemporary age. Biblical criticism began as an attempt to answer the question of presence within the text itself. That is, can the bible be seen as a direct translation of the ideas of God? Or, did humans interpret their visions of the divine in their own terms? In this sense, how might hermeneutics challenge the mindset of fundamentalism in all its guises? Does hermeneutics pose a challenge to the traditional methods of theory? What and how does hermeneutics interact with the issues and problems of social research?

Contributors are also encouraged to reflect on the work of hermeneutical luminaries such as: Friedrich Schleiermacher, Martin Heidegger, Baruch Spinoza, and Hans-Georg Gadamer. Further, any contributions that deal with the problems of the text, the quest and order of interpretation and the dilemmas of a linguistic confrontation with our models of understanding, is encouraged.

Neither are submissions, by any means, to be confined to these questions alone. In fact, we will gladly and seriously consider all papers that we receive. Manuscripts shall be subject to a double-blind reading, ensuring the integrity of the peer-review process. All submissions should be between 6,000 and 12,000 words, and include abstracts of no more than 200 words (in Microsoft Word file format).

We welcome those interested to please submit their papers and proposals, and all relevant inquiries, to Theoria and Praxis at:

Deadline: January 30, 2016

Themes for forthcoming issues

  • Winter 2016 - Tradition of Hermeneutics
  • Summer 2016 - Thought of Jacques Derrida
  • Winter 2017 - Technology and Human Condition