“Mechane” is an international journal that focuses on the question of technology, seen not only as a crucial topic for our present, but also as an essential question about the human condition as a whole. Philosophy of technology is meant as a theoretical framework that holds together different enterprises: ontology of the present, anthropology ad genealogy above all. The journal aims at being a meeting point – and an arena – where different and often disconnected traditions can confront with each other and communicate. Its purpose is to integrate different philosophical perspectives and fields of research concerning technology, in order to create an exchange with other disciplines and with hard sciences. From this standpoint, “Mechane” welcomes multidisciplinary contributes from many different research areas, such as history, anthropology and social sciences, neurosciences and psychology, engineering and linguistics. The contributions will be published in Italian, English, German, French and Spanish.
Structure of every issue
Every issue will be structured as follows:
a) Foreword – Introduction by the Editor(s)
b) 1st Section – Essays (contributions concerning the specific topic of the issue)
c) 2nd Section – Quaestio (contributions concerning other topics related to philosophy of technology).
d) 3rd Section – Readings (extended critical contributions about recent publications in philosophy of technology, or critical responses to contributions published in previous issues).
Every paper submitted will be subject to evaluation, in accordance with the double-blind review method.
Papers can be submitted:
a) In response to a Call for papers, and thus for the section “Essays”.
b) Without reference to a specific call for papers, and thus for the section “Quaestio”.
c) In order to offer a critical discussion of relevant publications about philosophy of technology, and thus for the sections “Readings”.
All papers will be subject to an anonymous evaluation by two referees. If both consider the proposal valid without corrections, the text will be sent to the editorial staff for editing. If the referees consider the paper valid, but in need of adjustments, it will be sent back to the author in order to be modified. If both referees state that the paper does not meet the scientific and editorial requirements for publication, it will not be published. In case of one positive and one negative evaluation, the proposal will be sent to a third referee