Symposion was published for the first time in 2003, as Symposion – Revistă de științe socio-umane(Symposion – A Journal of Humanities), with the purpose of providing a supportive space for academic communication, dialog, and debate, both intra and interdisciplinary, for philosophical humanities and social and political sciences. Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences shares essentially the same purpose. Its main aim is to promote and provide open access to peer-reviewed, high quality contributions (articles, discussion notes, review essays or book reviews) for scholars working in philosophy, other humanities disciplines, or social and political theory (both empirical and normative).
The old series published mainly Romanian papers. The new Symposion is intented to be an international journal, welcoming contributions from around the world written in English, French or German.
The journal is open for original and innovative contributions in all philosophical fields – from ethics and social and political philosophy to philosophy of education, philosophy of economics, and philosophy of law, and from history of philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of art, and philosophy of culture to epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of religion – and on all philosophy related topics from other humanities and social and political sciences. We especially encourage contributions on the intersections and interrelations between these disciplines. The journal is also available for scholars developing cross-disciplinary, multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, or transdisciplinary research, as long as it is philosophy related and/or it can open new approaches, pathways, or perspectives for (theoretical or applied) philosophical problems and philosophical thinking.
As we think is required by our assumed goal, we will promote all methods and traditions of philosophical analysis and inquiry (from ideal to critical or other types of non-ideal theory, from philosophical hermeneutics to logical and mathematical investigations of philosophical problems, from conceptual analysis to experimental philosophy, and from analytic to Continental philosophy). We also welcome and intend to promote feminist philosophical (and philosophy related) topics, approaches or methods of inquiry.
Symposion will be a quarterly journal, appearing at the end of January, April, July, and October.