Borderless Philosophy 4 (2021): Second Call For Submissions, Plus Links To All Previous Issues & Articles.

By Hugh Reginald


Borderless Philosophys Editorial Team, whose members currently are

Dennis Earl (Coastal Carolina Univ., USA),

Robert Hanna (Independent, USA),

Michelle Maiese (Emmanuel College, USA),

Pablo Muchnik (Emerson College, USA),

Otto Paans (Independent, Netherlands), and

Hugh Reginald (Independent, Canada) (Editorial Team Leader),

is pleased to announce a Second Call for Submissions for our fourth issue (2021).


Borderless Philosophy is a highly progressive online, universal free-access philosophy journal that publishes works of philosophy without any in-principle restrictions whatsoever as to length, philosophical content or topic, presentational format, or language.

BP1 (2018) appeared in June 2018.

BP2 (2019) appeared in June 2019.

BP3 (2020) appeared in June 2020.


And here are the contents of those issues.


1. BP Editorial Team, “Doing Philosophy Borderlessly: An Editorial Manifesto”

2. John Altmann, “To Exist is to Resist: Existentialism & Disability”

3. Andrew D. Chapman, “The Essentially Existential and Borderless Project of Philosophy”

4. Katherine Crabtree, “Duty to Revolt”

5. Dennis Earl, “Core Curriculum Revisions for Critical Thinking: A Tragedy in Five Acts (and An Alternate Ending)”

6. Giovanni Frigo, “Philosophical and Ethical Contributions to the Sustainable Energy Discourse: A Report”

7. Robert Hanna, “Memory, ‘Alternative Facts,’ and the Political Philosophy of Cognition”

8. Bruno Latour, “If You Come to Lose the Earth, What is the Use of Saving Your Soul?”

9. Michelle Maiese, “Higher Education, Neoliberalism, and the Need for Borderless Philosophy

10. Otto Paans, “Mental Simulation as Affective-Cognitive Act”

11. Hugh Reginald, “How Poetry is the Hero of Philosophy, Or, Why I Translated Rilke’s Herbst for Borderless Philosophy

12. Rainer Maria Rilke, “Fall/Herbst


1. Susan Haack, “The Academic-Publication Racket: Whatever Happened to Authors’ Rights?,” 1–21.

2. Jay Bernstein, “Notes on Revolution Now: Kant, Balibar, Adorno,” 22–46.

3. Carlo Cellucci, “The Most Urgent Task of Philosophy Today,” 47–75.

4. Gottlob Frege, “On the Scientific Justification of a Concept Script,” 76–94.

5. Andreas Keller, “A Note on Frege’s Concept of Language, Or, Does Frege Belong in the Analytic Tradition of Philosophy?,” 95–98.

6. Andreas Keller, “Four Mythological Dialogues,” 99–116.

7. Andreas Keller, “Proteons: Towards a Philosophy of Creativity,” 117–172.

8. Kenneth Macpherson, “Undercover Doctor of Philosophy, Or, What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been,” 173–206.

9. Otto Paans, “The Generic Eternal: Modernism, Alienation, and the Built Environment,” 207–256.

10. Roberto Pereira, “What Kant Has To Teach Us About What Mary Learns,” 257–276.

11. Michael Szpakowski, “97 Questions About Art,” 277–280.

12. Robert Whyte, “The Mysterious: How the History of Philosophy Strangely Coincides With the Space Race, 1957–1969,” 281–372.


1. Babette Babich, “Wallace Stevens, Heidegger, and the ‘Virile Hölderlin’: Poetry and Philosophy and The Travelogue of the Mind,” 1–31.

2. Ronald Green, “Approximation Works,” 32–38.

3. Robert Hanna, “Consequences of Consequences: Against Professional Philosophy, Anarcho- or Borderless Philosophy, and Rorty’s Role,” 39–84.

4. Robert Hanna, “How to Philosophize with a Hammer and a Blue Guitar: Quietism, Activism, and The Mind-Body Politic,” 85–122.

5. Andreas Keller, “The As-If-O-Scope, Or, Excerpts from the Collected Writings, Communications, and Adventures of Tsish, the Famous Asifologist, Concerning the Science of Asifology,” 123–198.

6. Andreas Keller, “On Ethical Problems of Whole Brain Simulations,” 199–211.

7. Andreas Keller, “Rediscovering the Non-Conceptual,” 212–237.

8. Otto Paans, “Echoes of the Future: Apprehensive Aesthetics for a Bygone World,” 238–263.

9. Otto Paans, “Postmodernity and the Politics of Fragmentation,” 264–310.


You can contact BP either via its contact page, HERE, or at this e-address: <>.

Borderless Philosophy’s only criteria of selection are

(i) that the work be of genuine interest to philosophers or any other philosophically-minded person, and

(ii) that the work be generally accessible to non-academics as well as professional academics, with a minimum of scholarly apparatus.

Borderless Philosophy publishes in English but also in any other language, alongside English translations — with the translations to be arranged by authors, but curated by our Editorial Team.


Deadline for Submissions for BP4 (2021): 1 January 2021.

Please send your submissions to this e-address: <>.

And please submit your work as a Word-file, if practicable.


During January 2021 your work will be reviewed by three randomly-chosen members of Borderless Philosophy’s six-person Editorial Team, and considered for publication in our fourth issue, which is slated to appear in June 2021.

Borderless Philosophy’s reviewing policies and procedures in the selection phase are single-blind, author-centered, and responsible.

This means that:

(i) your identity will not be revealed to the three-person selection team during the selection process,

(ii) the selection team will review your submission, make a decision, and inform you of that decision by 1 February 2021, and

(iii) if your work is deselected, you’ll also receive a short letter from the selection team spelling out their reasons for deselection, and making friendly suggestions for improvement and revision.

Selected works will move on to the work-shopping phase, editing, and finally publication in Borderless Philosophy 4 (2021) during June 2021.


Borderless Philosophy is a sub-project of the online mega-project PHILOSOPHY WITHOUT BORDERS, an online mega-project for creating and sharing original philosophy, all of them freely available to anyone, anywhere, world-wide.

PHILOSOPHY WITHOUT BORDERS is home-based on Patreon, HERE.

Please consider becoming a patron!



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