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Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence (PJCV) - (Special Issue)

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Published on Monday, March 30, 2020


The Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence (PJCV) welcomes contributions concerning the role of conflict and violence in Spengler’s conceptual system(s) and its political legacy. This special issue is intended to contribute to the ongoing reappraisal of Spengler’s thought and its influence through the analysis of themes of conflict, struggle, turmoil and violence both within Spengler’s historical and philosophical writings, and with regards to the impact of his writings on wider society.



We welcome papers on all aspects of conflict and violence (broadly construed) in relation to Spengler’s work. The following possible topics are to be taken as merely suggestive: Violence and conflict within Spengler’s Decline of the West (Caesarism, inter-cultural conflict, cultural death, longing and dread, the fellaheen)

  • Spengler’s critique of the Enlightenment
  • Spengler and the Conservative Revolution (proximity to and conflict with fellow conservatives, the role of violence in Spengler’s political project, civilisation as cultural death, reactionary modernism)
  • Spengler and Technology (technology and cultural expansion, technology as “weapon of the weak”, transhumanism)
  • Violence and conflict in Spengler’s later work (conflict as an historical agent of cultural change, the history of the chariot, man as “beast of prey”, the death of the West and the end of history)
  • Conflict between Spengler’s early and later work (the abandonment of cultural cycles, linear history, Social Darwinism and philosophical anthropology, technology as cultural artefact, the environment and technics)
  • Heraclitus and Nietzsche: the agonistic roots of Spengler’s worldview
  • Interpretative conflicts in Spengler scholarship
  • The impact of Spengler’s work on subsequent historical and philosophical thought (conflict and violence in Kissinger, Toynbee, Wittgenstein, Frye, Borkenau, Frobenius, Heidegger, etc.)
  • The impact of Spengler’s work on conflict and violence in the arts (Lovecraft, Kerouac, Yeats, Durrell, Ambler, etc.)
  • The impact of Spengler’s work on the popular imagination (past and present)
  • The critical reaction to Spengler (the Spengler-Streit, Adorno, Marcuse, Ortega y Gasset, Evola, Mumford, Collingwood, etc.)
  • Critical analyses of Spengler’s cultures (the viability and coherence of culture organisms, the cultures that Spengler forgot, perspectives on The Decline of the West from outside the West)

This special issue is guest-edited by Gregory Swer.

The selected articles will be published by Trivent Publishing in May 2021.

Important Dates and Submission Guidelines

We kindly ask all prospective authors to send their intent of submitting a paper for this issue with a short 500 word abstract to gregswer@gmail.com and andreas.wilmes@trivent-publishing.eu

by no later than September 15th, 2020

Authors will be informed on whether to proceed or not by September 22nd, 2020.

Full papers should be written in the PJCV template available on https://trivent-publishing.eu/32-philosophical-journal-of-conflict-and-violence-pjcv  and should have a maximum of 20 pages.

Full papers will be submitted by January 15th, 2021 via https://reviewslot.eu

Guest Editors

Dr. Gregory Swer, Walter Sisulu University, South Africa

Contact Us

For any queries, please contact us at gregswer@gmail.com, andreas.wilmes@trivent-publishing.eu and teodora.artimon@trivent-publishing.eu


  • Etele út 59-61
    Budapest, Hungary (1119)


  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020


  • Oswlad Spengler , Violence , Conflict , Philosophy


  • Andreas Wilmes
    courriel : andreas [dot] wilmes [at] trivent-publishing [dot] eu
  • Swer Gregory
    courriel : gregswer [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Andreas Wilmes
    courriel : andreas [dot] wilmes [at] trivent-publishing [dot] eu


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« Oswald Spengler », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, March 30, 2020, https://calenda.org/767711

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