Journal for contemporary philosophy
Krisis is an open-access peer-reviewed Dutch journal for contemporary philosophy.
Having appeared in print for 27 years in Dutch, Krisis now emerges as an open access online journal as of January 2008, thereby joining the many journals that have in recent years decided to make use of the opportunities provided by the World Wide Web to make academic writing more easily accessible. Furthermore, Krisis shall make use of this facility to broaden not just its technical but also its linguistic horizons, and so will feature publications in both English and Dutch.
Krisis online maintains the focus of its printed forerunner: it provides a platform for articles that discuss issues in contemporary social, political and cultural thought, and also seeks to make the work of classic authors relevant to current social and cultural problems. Over the last 25 years Krisis has published original contributions in social and political philosophy, cultural theory, philosophy of science and technology, and the partly Dutch invention of empirical philosophy. Krisis has also provided a forum for emerging philosophers, introducing thinkers like Foucault and Derrida to a Dutch audience. In this spirit, Krisis online will particularly welcome articles that draw on the resources of philosophy in attempting to engage with contemporary social, cultural and political developments, with an emphasis mainly on the Dutch context, though without excluding others.
Krisis aims to provide a platform for philosophers and theorists working in the Netherlands to present current work to a broad audience, as well as those interested in engaging solely with a Dutch one. In the light of the ongoing internationalization of universities, Krisis wishes to provide a platform for serious theoretical reflection that will not avoid the challenge of relating it to its social, cultural and political context.
While Krisis is a peer-reviewed journal with a high academic standard, it also seeks to uphold its function as a forum for current critical thought on public affairs. That is, Krisis is sensitive to the tradition of European philosophy that takes its role as public thought seriously, and does not overlook its naïve ambition to inform public discourse. Krisis continues actively to seek to contribute to wider societal debates, in the Netherlands and elsewhere.