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Annuario di storia della metafisica / Cahiers d'histoire de la métaphysique / Jahrbuch für die Geschichte der Metaphysik / Journal of the History of Metaphysics

Editors: Pasquale Porro Constantino Esposito
Publishing Manager: Chris VandenBorre
Publisher: Pagina
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Print ISSN: 1379-2547
Online ISSN: 2295-9033

1 issue/year

Method of peer review
double-blind undertaken by a specialist member of the Board or an external specialist

Philosophy, Metaphysics, Ethics, History of Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, Ontology, Intellectual History, Influence and reception of Ideas, Philosophy and Theology

Accepted Language(s):
German, English, French, Italian

Accepts Contributions in Open Access


Quaestio is dedicated to the reconstruction of the history of important concepts and themes of the metaphysical tradition. It aims at examining their ancient or medieval origins and their reception, transformation or rejection in modern and contemporary philosophy. The main focus is the transition from medieval philosophy to the early modern period and covers numerous concepts (like cause, substance...) as well as the discussion of other disciplines at the boundaries of metaphysics itself.

Quaestio è un progetto editoriale dedicato alla ricostruzione della storia di alcuni dei più importanti temi e concetti della tradizione metafisica, dalla loro origine antica e medievale fino alla loro ricezione, alla loro trasformazione o eventualmente anche al loro rifuto nella filosofia moderna e contemporanea. Il suo fuoco prospettico è rappresentato soprattutto dalla transizione dal pensiero medievale a quello moderno. Quaestio include anche la storia di numerosi concetti scientifici (come quelli di causa, sostanza ecc.) nonché la tematizzazione di altre discipline per così dire "confinanti" con la metafisica stessa.


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Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (2011, March 7). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

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    Chief Editors
    Costantino Esposito , Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro
    Pasquale Porro , Università degli Studi di Torino

    Editorial Board (Associate Editors)
    Olivier Boulnois , EPHE Paris
    Vincent Carraud , Sorbonne Université Paris
    Laurent Cesalli , Genève
    Catherine König-Pralong , EHESS Paris
    Dominik Perler , Humboldt-Universität Berlin
    Paolo Ponzio , Bari Aldo Moro
    Riccardo Pozzo , Roma Tor Vergata
    Christof Rapp , Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
    Jacob Schmutz , UCLouvain
    Andreas Speer , Köln
    Giusi Strummiello , Bari Aldo Moro

    Editorial Advisory Panel
    Giulia Belgioioso , Università del Salento, Lecce
    Enrico Berti , Padova
    Mario Caimi , Buenos Aires
    Mário Santiago de Carvalho , Coimbra
    Jean-François Courtine , Sorbonne Université Paris
    Alain de Libera , Collège de France, Paris
    Giulio d’Onofrio , Salerno
    Carmine Di Martino , Milano Statale
    Kent Emery, Jr , Notre Dame
    Dimitri Gutas , Yale
    Friedrich-Wilhelm von Herrmann , Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg i.Br.
    Norbert Hinske , Trier
    Maarten J.F.M. Hoenen , Universität Basel
    Ruedi Imbach , Fribourg
    Alexei N. Krouglov , Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow
    Jean-Luc Marion , Divinity School, University of Chicago
    Gregorio Piaia , Padova
    Stefano Poggi , Firenze
    Carlos Steel , Leuven
    Loris Sturlese , Università del Salento, Lecce
    Márcio Suzuki , São Paulo

    Editorial Team
    Marienza Benedetto (managing editor)
    Francesco Marrone (managing editor)
    Anna Arezzo
    Annalisa Cappiello
    Giuseppe Capriati
    Giancarlo Colacicco
    A. Federica D’Ercole
    Simone Guidi
    Mario Loconsole
    Marialucrezia Leone
    Antonio Lombardi
    Maria Evelina Malgieri
    Marilena Panarelli
    Michele Trizio
    Mariachiara Valentini

    A. Federica D’Ercole


    Submissions should be addressed to:

    Costantino Esposito / Pasquale Porro
    Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro
    Dipartimento di Filosofia, Letteratura, Storia e Scienze Sociali
    Palazzo Ateneo, Piazza Umberto I
    I-70121 BARI - Italy /

    Peer Review Procedure
    Quaestio is a peer-reviewed journal, open to unsolicited contributions.

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    Bibliographia Franciscana

    Bibliographie annuelle du Moyen Âge tardif

    Bibliography of British and Irish History


    ERIH PLUS - European Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences

    Index Islamicus

    International Bibliography of Humanism and the Renaissance

    International Medieval Bibliography

    Répertoire bibliographique de philosophie


    ANVUR Area 10 – Class A
    ANVUR Area 11 – Class A:  11/C1, 11/C2, 11/C3, 11/C4, 11/C5
    ANVUR Area 10 – Scientific
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