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Symposium 11: Feminist Interculturality / Interculturalidades feministas

On the occasion of the XIX Congress of the International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh), which will take place from 31 July to 4 August at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Buenos Aires, proposals in Spanish or English are invited until 31 March for participation in the symposium coordinated by Professor Alcira Beatriz Bonilla, University of Buenos Aires / CONICET and member of EIFI, and Professor Elsa Daniela Godoy, University of Buenos Aires.

To submit papers to the symposium, please visit the congress website or contact http://novedades.filo.uba.ar/novedades/xix-congreso-de-la-international-association-women-philosophers.


Vol. 83 - Concordia. Revue Internatioale de Philosophie


Concordia. Internationale Zeitschrift für Philosophie.

Revista Internacional de Filosofía. Revue Internationale

de Philosophie. International Journal of Philosophy.

vol. 83 (2023)

with articles from :

Franz Hinkelammert

František Novosád

Maria Elisa Bonaudi

Josef Estermann

Béatrice Faye

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just published



Raúl Fornet-Betancourt (ed.),

Vernünftige Hoffnung - hoffende Vernunft.

Quellen der Hoffnung in schwierigen Zeiten.

Reasonable Hope - hopeful Reason

Sources of Hope in difficult Times

Esperanza razonable - razón esperanzada

Fuentes de esperanza en tiempos difíciles

Espoir raisonnable - raison qui espère

Sources d'espoir en temps difficiles

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This book has been published as volume 48 in the series Denktraditionen im Dialog: Studien zur Befreiung und Interkulturalität", in the editorial Wissenschaftsverlag Mainz, Aachen.

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Anayansi Castellon Jiménez / Yeniselis González Mederos

Madonna González Yera / Marilys Marrero Fernández

Yaima Martínez Alemán / María Luz Mejías Herrera 


Aachen/Barcelona: Edición digital EIFI, 2023.

It is the work of six Cuban women philosophers, professors in the Philosophy Department of the Universidad Central de las Villas.

In the works compiled in this book, the authors deal with central themes of the philosophical discussion in Cuba after the Cuban Revolution, such as the meaning of philosophical historiography in Cuba, the ideological use of national history or the question of the relationship between philosophy or artistic creation and political commitment.

This publication as well as the other volumes of the "EIFI Digital Edition" is available in the virtual library (www.eifi.one > virtual library).


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Raúl Fornet-Betancourt

Mundo – Filosofía Intercultural – Existencia,

Aachen/Barcelona: Edición digital EIFI, 2023.

The works collected in this volume, as the title indicates, want to invite us to think that philosophy, especially as intercultural philosophy, has to conduct its intercultural dialogue with the world as a dialogue which is at the same time an engagement with the existential questions which burden human beings in their life worlds.

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This publication as well as the other volumes of the "EIFI Digital Edition" is available in the virtual library (www.eifi.one > virtual library).


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vol. 82 - Concordia. International Journal of Philosophy


Concordia. Internationale Zeitschrift für Philosophie.

Revista Internacional de Filosofía. Revue Internationale

de Philosophie. International Journal of Philosophy.

vol. 82 (2022)

with articles from:

Franz Hinkelammert

Peter Penner

Juan José Vélez

Alfredo Gomez-Muller

Jean-François Petit

Marco Barboza

Pablo Guadarrama González

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vol. 81 - Concordia. International Journal of Philosophy


Concordia. Internationale Zeitschrift für Philosophie.

Revista Internacional de Filosofía. Revue Internationale

de Philosophie. International Journal of Philosophy.

vol. 81 (2022)

with articles from:

Hans Jörg Sandkühler

Hans-Martin Schönherr-Mann

Fred Dallmayr

Alcira Bonilla

María Luz Mejías Herrera

Reina Saldaña Duque

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Dialogue and the New Cosmopolitanism. Conversations with Edward Demenchonok, edited by Fred Dallmayr


Dialogue and the New Cosmopolitanism: Conversations with Edward Demenchonok stands in opposition to the doctrine that might makes right and that the purpose of politics is to establish domination over others rather than justice and the good life for all. In the pursuit of the latter goal, the book stresses the importance of dialogue with participants who take seriously the views and interests of others and who seek to reach a fair solution. In this sense, the book supports the idea of cosmopolitanism, which—by contrast to empire—involves multi-lateral cooperation and thus the quest for a just cosmopolis. The international contributors to this volume, with their varied perspectives, are all committed to this same quest. Edited by Fred Dallmayr, the chapters take the form of conversations with Edward Demenchonok, a well-known practitioner of international and cross-cultural philosophy. The conversations are structured in parts that stress the philosophical, anthropological, cultural, and ethical dimensions of global dialogue. In our conflicted world, it is inspiring to find so many authors from different places agreeing on a shared vision. [from the presentation of the book by the publishing house].

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Enrica Ottone - Luca Pandolfi (eds.), Education in Multiculturality. Education to Interculturality. In Ecclesiastical Institutions of Higher Education and in Formation Communities for Catholic Consecratred Life in Italy.

The eBook is the outcome of a research-action-training project conducted in Italy from 2018 to 2021 and concluded with an international and highly attended International Congress in Rome (November 17-19, 2021).

The volume features an interview with Darla Deardorff as a preface and presents the methodology and part of the results of the research conducted by the multidisciplinary team and collects contributions from numerous Italian and international scholars.

The results indicate that in the multicultural formative communities studied, cultural plurality is acknowledged as an essential dimension and interculturality is present in declarations of intent. However, actions planned to promote intercultural competences are rare and still in their early stages. There is still a long way to go, but the road is underway.

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SUMMARY REPORT of the EIFI face-to-face seminar "Loneliness in today's world",

by Raúl Fornet-Betancourt. Barcelona, 11 and 12 March 2022

On Friday and Saturday 11 and 12 March, the cloudy Barcelona weather, the interrupted or threatening rain, invited to conversational and friendly recollection. They invited, in a way lovingly in keeping with the aims of this Seminar, not to egotistical solipsism, but to cordial and dialoguing solitude.

To open the meeting, Professor Fornet-Betancourt pertinently offered a succinct and enlightening historical review of the treatment that the theme of solitude has received by some of the essential names in the history of philosophy. Authors whose radical ethical and political concern has led them to think about the forms of relationship of human beings with human beings and of human beings with the possible and desirable ways of living together in community, at some point, inevitably, have had to face that third form of bond constitutive of the human condition, the one in which the subject reflects on and lives the encounter with himself. Seneca, St. Thomas, Nietzsche, von Ziimmermann, Berdiáyev, or María Zambrano and Ortega y Gasset, among others, illuminate from their biographies and texts (sometimes these are tributaries of harrowing experiences of isolation and exile) the possibility of thinking about solitude in its complex interrelations with the person, friendship, finitude, migration or politics, themes that were debated in the second part of the Seminar.

Solitude, given precisely to that generous finitude that glimpses from the transcendence of the human (whether religious or secular) is, we believe we can deduce from what was discussed in Barcelona, something like the resonance bell of a collective memory that does not accept that injustice is the last word in history. When solitude, on the other hand, is uprooted towards the impossible solipsism of modern hegemonic and economistic individualism, the ruptures are perhaps tragic. Already Antonio Machado, in his proverb that says "look for your complementary, / who always goes with you, / and is usually your opposite" invited us to a search that unfolds in the existential confrontation of each one with himself; a search that is conflictive as well as joyful between complementarity and rivalry, and that is not an end but a cordial journey.

This Seminar was a station on this journey, generous and inviting to stop and dialogue in the framework of the unsurpassable hospitality of the Casa d'Espiritualitat Sant Felip Neri and its loving caretakers. There we met participants of different ages, origins and interests to make true the idea that the act of talking about solitude is not to abandon it for the substitute of distraction, noise and mere chatter, but to nourish it and build it in communion.

Vicente de Jesús Fernández Mora



Aachen, Germany, 25-27 May 2022

In an atmosphere full of healthy intercultural cordiality and charged with pleasant expectations regarding the theme of hope, the 14th International Congress of Intercultural Philosophy took place at MWI-Missio in Aachen (Germany) on the above-mentioned dates. With the theme "Reasonable Hope - Hopeful Reason, Sources of Hope in Difficult Times", it brought together about twenty participants from different regions and cultures of the world.

The organising institutions of the event were the Isis Institute in Eichstätt (Bavaria, Germany), the Mission Missiology Institute e.V. (MWI) (Aachen, Germany) and the International School of Intercultural Philosophy (Barcelona, Spain), who joined forces to make the event possible despite the restrictions imposed by the current pandemic and the climate of war that is currently ravaging Europe. In this way, and in the hope of developing this meeting, Helene Büchel, on behalf of the Isis-Institut /EIFI, and Raúl Fornet-Betancourt for the Isis-Institut, were extremely attentive to the progress of global events in order to confirm the effective opportunity to carry out the initiative. It should be remembered that since 1995, when these congresses began, they have been held every two years without interruption, but due to the pandemic situation, the one due to be held in 2021 has been postponed.

Finally, on the afternoon of Wednesday 25 May, the opening and introduction to the Congress took place. Harald Suermann, Director of MWI-Missio, welcomed all the participants. Raúl Fornet-Betancourt then introduced the meaning of the event, which was divided thematically into two parts: the first, on Thursday 26 May, to think about hope, following different theoretical approaches from various traditions and cultural spaces around the world; and the second, on Friday 27 May, to live hope, through the testimony of various "paths of hope" that were narrated in a continental and social movement perspective.

The day concluded with the opening conference, given by Puerto Rican academic Mayra Rivera, from Harvard University, who developed the argument of the search for hope in the midst of climate catastrophe.

On the second day of the meeting, morning and afternoon presentations were given by people representing different cultural roots and traditions: Josef Estermann (European culture), Alexander Rybas (Russian thought) - who could not make it, but sent his reflection - Jameleddine Ben Abdeljelil (Arab culture), Antoine M. Guy d'Oliveira (African traditions), and Vincent Gabriel Furtado (Asian traditions). After each presentation, there was ample space for comments or questions, which allowed for the clarification of concepts regarding the objective of thinking or reflecting on hope from the vision of each cultural background.

The third and final day, which changed its tone, as it focused on the experience of hope, began with a presentation on social movements by Geoffrey Pleyers. Then, as on the previous day, in a sequence of regional cultural spaces, but now in a continental logic, there were interventions by Beátrice Faye (Africa), Helena Li (Asia), Claudia Jahnel (Europe), Emilce Cuda (Latin America). As in the previous days, it was very interesting the way in which the group of participants provided spontaneous support for the understanding of the presentations, questions and comments that took place in several languages, similar to the biblical

experience of Pentecost, where the linguistic code loses its pre-eminence and there is a communication that goes beyond mere words; probably this type of event reflects the depth of the intercultural experience at its best and was a testimony in situ of a hope that is active from the goodwill of mutual translation.

After the presentations, the floor was again given to Harald Suermann, Director of MWI-Missio since 2009, who was pleased to bid farewell to the meeting, sharing the significant detail of being about to conclude his work in the institution and begin his retirement, confessing that his participation in this congress had been a happy ending to his activities in favour of missionary life in the world. Raúl Fornet-Betancourt also addressed the attendees, and dividing the intervention with Josef Estermann, who was also Director of MWI-Missio, he offered words of general and particular thanks, wishing us a safe return trip, and wishing us to be able to meet again in future intercultural congresses.


José Manuel Fajardo Salinas



Valparaíso - Chile, 26 and 27 May 2022

Fifteen professors, researchers, community leaders and postgraduate students from different Chilean universities gathered at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, under the convocation of Torben Albertsen, Ricardo Salas and Lorena Zuchel to celebrate the Second Meeting on Interculturality and Recognition. The first seminar was held in 2018 and its proceedings can be found in the EIFI's virtual library, in a book published under the same name.

During the two days, in an atmosphere of friendship and trust, a dozen lectures were given in Spanish and Mapuzungun, where the presentations and comments highlighted the importance of Mapunzungun for a new pedagogy that reflects the relevance of the knowledge and worlds that ancestral languages project.

The meeting ended with a declaration on the relevance of the political symmetry of indigenous languages and a version was made in Mapuzungun, which allowed different experiences and new ideas for projecting indigenous languages to be shared.


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