Journal for philosophy and cultural studies Topos is an academic peer-reviewed journal, which is included in The Philosopher’s Index and EBSCO-CEEAS (Central & Eastern European Academic Source) databases. Topos is published 2 times a year in print and online versions. Topos is a non-commercial journal that provides open access to its contents.

Topos accepts materials in Russian, Belarusian and English (in particular cases publications in other languages of the region are admissible).

Journal for philosophy and cultural studies Topos emerged in 2000. The publisher of the journal is European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania).

 

AIMS AND SCOPE

Topos accepts manuscripts of original work, based on research and investigations, and translations in the field of philosophy (the history of philosophy included), and in the philosophy-oriented branches of social studies and humanities like culture theory and cultural studies, visual studies and media theory, literary theory and religious studies, social theory and political studies, postcolonial studies and gender studies, etc. Topos represents continental philosophical tradition (including its interpretation and development beyond geographical boundaries of continental Europe) and is aimed at articulation of the relevance of its analytical and conceptual tools to understanding of the reality within the contemporary world. The journal follows the principle of methodological diversity and supports development and heuristic representation of key modes of contemporary philosophy theorization: phenomenology and hermeneutics, post-structuralism and semiotic analysis, social criticism and psychoanalysis, etc.

The important aspect of Topos publishing policy is interdisciplinary openness, which allows to make visible the relation between philosophical analysis and other social sciences and humanities studies, as well as make this relation even more powerful for fruitful understanding of problems of contemporariness. The journal has a wide thematic scope and is interested in both methodological and empirical studies, dedicated to various aspects of human social experience. In preparing materials and issues the emphasizing is made on the universalist potential of philosophical theories to be gained in the course of locally oriented/funded interpretations.