Dear and Respected Friend and Honourable Colleague,
Greetings and good wishes from the phenomenological fraternity! Hope you are keeping fine and doing well.
I am glad to inform you that Centre for Phenomenological Studies (please visit http://www.phenomenology.in) has been doing a lot of good works in the domain of phenomenology for over a decade by now by organizing seminars, workshops, textual study programmes, etc. in different parts of India.
In the year 2016 alone we organized two major seminars; a 3-day seminar on Life-world and Consciousness in Loyola College in Chennai in March, another 3-day seminar on the Phenomenology of Myths and Rituals in ICPR Lucknow in April, 2-day workshop on Perspectives in Consciousness: Edmund Husserl and Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry in June and a 3-day textual study programme on Heidegger’s An Introduction to Metaphysics in Chennai in December. The first two programmes were sponsored by Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR), New Delhi. We will be to organize an ICPR workshop on Husserl’s Investigations and Ideas in April in New Delhi 2017. Moreover, in June 2017 we will be organizing a seminar/workshop on Making Sense of Heidegger in 21st Century in Calicut, Kerala whose advertisement will be issued in our website shortly.
After having done all such good works, now the Center wants to move on confidently to publish a philosophical/phenomenological journal by name Cetana: Journal of Center for Phenomenological Studies. It will be a biannual journal; the summer issue will come out in June and the winter issue will come out in December.The journal will have three parts. The first part will consist of 3 to 4 articles on phenomenological themes. As far as possible we will try to have unity of themes with regards to articles in phenomenology. The second part will consist of articles of general philosophical themes. Here we will have articles on Indian Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Analytical Philosophy and the like. In the third and concluding part we will have book-review articles.
All the articles will be peer-reviewed (blindly). The observations and comments of the reviewer will be conveyed to the author (also blindly) with a request to make necessary changes and alterations as suggested by the reviewer.
The editorial board will consist of very eminent scholars in philosophy and allied disciplines both from India an abroad. Some such scholars have already agreed to our request and sent us their consent letters. On certain occasions we will have an issue edited by guest editors where you could be requested to edit the issue.
We request you very humbly and most earnestly, in and through this letter, to contribute your next article to this journal and encourage our academic endeavour.
Thanking you and with warm personal regards,
(Centre for Phenomenological Studies)