Back to the things themselves. The practice of phenomenology/ Zurück zu den Sachen selbst. Die Praxis der Phänomenologie


Deadline for paper submissions: June 30th, 2023

The issue will be published in June 2024


Call for Papers

Our aim is to focus on the core task of phenomenology, i.e., the description of concrete phenomena. This means especially: We do not want historical or meta-theoretical contributions regarding phenomenology, nor the works of certain phenomenologists. By this we intend to showcase phenomenology as a specific practice of philosophy in an exemplary way.

Concrete descriptions of different phenomena should be developed, and their validity discussed – descriptions, which are phenomenological in a specific sense, because they fulfill two criteria: firstly, they refer to experiences as experiences from the first-person perspective and secondly, they claim to determine necessary characteristics for this kind of experience through eidetic variations. Regarding the selection of phenomena, the special issue pursues a great variety. In the selection of phenomena, this special issue of Phenomenology and Mind strives for the greatest possible breadth. Descriptions of classical phenomena like: perception, imagination, time, body, morality, feeling, gender, art, literature and image; but also attempts to discover phenomena as phenomena sui generis through phenomenological description: such as from the fields of sport and movement, work and everyday life, quarantine and disease, digitality and technology, drugs and addiction, violence and conflict, kitsch and fashion.


Guest Editors

Lambert Wiesing (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)

Thomas Zingelmann (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)


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 or German

For stylistic details, see:;

Submissions should be sent via the Phenomenology and Mind website

( by June 30th, 2023.

The author should register here and then log in to submit her paper. Please, be sure to submit your paper to the session “Back to the things themselves. The practice of phenomenology”


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Important dates:

Deadline for submissions: June 30th, 2023

First notification: September 30th, 2023

Publication of the issue: June 2024