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Otherness: Essays and Studies

About the journal:

This peer reviewed online journal was inspired by the immense research productivity of recent collaborative projects undertaken by members of the Centre for Studies in Otherness. These have included conferences, seminars, special edition journal issues and a hard copy edited essay collection published in 2011.

Via ‘Otherness: Essays & Studies’, we seek to publish research articles from and across different academic disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity. As such, we now offer an outlet for the dissemination of such research into otherness and aim to provide an open and active forum for academic discussion. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study. We envisage that forthcoming issues of the journal will relate to topics within the context of Otherness studies and members and colleagues of the Centre are welcome to propose research ideas and themes for more focused studies.

Please keep an eye out on this website for upcoming calls for papers. For further information on the journal, please contact the editors at

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Journal Special Issue: Otherness: Essays and Studies 4.1

The Centre for Studies in Otherness presents a special journal issue on Philosophy and The Other: Otherness: Essays and Studies 4.1, Autumn 2013, edited by Michelle Cooney

The question of the Other fascinates philosophy and gives rise to such questions such as: What does it mean to be other than the self? How do I and must I relate to the other? Is there the possibility of the absolute Other and if so how does this problematise identity? The papers included here provide striking examples of the proximity and the relativity of the concept of Otherness and highlight that any concept of the Other must be properly articulated in order to address the ethical and epistemological concerns that characterise the concept. 

Read the current issue here Otherness: Essays and Studies 4.1, Autumn 2013

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