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Department of Philosophy launches The Journal of Living Philosophy
Posted 04/12/2017 03:41PM

The Department of Philosophy and the Living Philosophy Project (LPP) at Misericordia University have launched the inaugural issue of The Journal of Living Philosophy (JLP), an online journal dedicated to promoting philosophical scholarship that critically examines all aspects of human life and experience.

The JLP joins a list of about 15 national journals dedicated to philosophy scholarship that allows submissions by undergraduate students. Developed by the Department of Philosophy at Misericordia University, the journal is hosted by the Scholarly Exchange at the University of Pittsburgh. The journal is available at http://livingphilosophy.misericordia.edu/

JLP's first issue features five articles written by advanced philosophy students who were undergraduates when the articles were submitted. The articles include: "Ancient Egyptian Versus Christian-European Understandings of Magic and their Artistic Expressions" by Marina Painter, Misericordia University; "A Holistic View on Knowledge and Values" by Chanhyu Lee, Emory University, and "Manufactured Goodness" by Sean Huff; "Nietzsche Contra Ataraxia" by William Edward Lee, and "Crafting a Solution: Problems with the Moment of Equal Opportunity" by Sidney Madison Prescott, Georgia State University.

"Our mission with the Journal of Living Philosophy is to support and promote scholarship on a broad array of philosophical topics that have to do with life," said Margot Wielgus, Ph.D., assistant professor of philosophy at Misericordia University and JLP editor. "It is one way for students to see what philosophy scholarship looks like and closely examine what their peers are doing across the country. Scholars at any stage of their careers are welcome to submit work."

Efforts to create the journal began more than three years ago under the direction of Mark Painter, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Philosophy and founder of the LPP at Misericordia. An editorial board comprised of faculty and students from Misericordia University circulated a call for papers, reviewed submissions, and accepted the works for publication. The final stage was working with the Scholarly Exchange on an online design and presentation. Joining Drs. Painter and Wielgus on the editorial team are Matthew Swanson, Ph.D., chair, Department of Philosophy, and Jennifer Luksa, director, Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, Misericordia University, and Michelle Bradbury, University Library Services, University of Pittsburgh.

"We established the Living Philosophy Project at Misericordia University in 2012 to help students develop both professionally and personally through their own philosophical work, and engage in intellectual discourse about living and academic questions," said Painter. "By creating the Journal of Living Philosophy, we hope to offer our students the chance to get involved in the publication both as article authors and peer reviewers. The ultimate goal is to foster in students a lifelong love of wisdom and a desire to share this love with others."

The Editorial Board welcomes articles that touch upon a wide array of human experiences, including (but not limited to): emotional life, intellectual life, the body, the mind, community, and individuality. It also welcomes works that engage various contexts of human thought and experience, such as culture, art, music, mathematics, science, education, literature, history, commerce, medicine, law, and religion. Authors at any stage of their careers are encouraged to submit strong papers of 6,000 words or less for review. The deadline for submissions to the second issue is June 30.

For more information about the Journal of Living Philosophy and the Department of Philosophy at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or visit www.misericordia.edu/philosophy.

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The Department of Philosophy and the Living Philosophy Project at Misericordia University have launched The Journal of Living Philosophy, an online journal dedicated to promoting philosophical scholarship. Editorial board members include, from left, Mark Painter, Ph.D., professor; Margot Wielgus, Ph.D., assistant professor; Matthew Swanson, Ph.D., chair, Department of Philosophy, and Jennifer Luksa, director, Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, Misericordia University.

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