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Quest 

An African Journal of Philosophy

Revue Africaine de Philosophie

 

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THE RESUSCITATION OF QUEST

Since early 2009, when the last three annual volumes (XX, XXI, XXII: 2006, 2007, 2008) of Quest: An African Journal of Philosophy / Revue Africaine de Philosophie were published, our journal (like so many others) has gone through a bumpy patch. The same year saw the end of the five-year hospitality agreement between this journal and the African Studies Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands. The Editor had negotiated this agreement in 2004 (as the only successful outcome of a long series of international applications for subsidy), and though it had failed to bring the secretarial and administrative assistance so badly needed, it had at least paid for printing and postage. We thank the African Studies Centre for its loyal support over these five years, and for its more incidental support in the future. Against the background of the international financial crisis from 2008 onward, revenue from subscriptions, sale of back issues, and reprint fees dwindled, and costs of printing, web design, hosting and postage were mounting. Meanwhile Quest was enjoying ever greater popularity on the part of established and junior contributors, and also the quality of the articles submitted went from strength to strength. Under those circumstances the Editorial Board saw no alternative but to sit back and wait until the financial situation would clear up sufficiently to produce, dispatch and host new annual volumes. In 2011-2012 the felicitous reprint of three Quest articles in the Eboussi Boulaga Festschrift edited by Lidia Procesi and Kasereka Kavwahirehi (Beyond the lines: Fabien Eboussi Boulaga, A philosoph­ical practice / Au-delà des lignes: Fabien Eboussi Boulaga, une pratique philosophique, Munich: LINCOM), and the fees secured in that connection through the good services of Professor Valentin Mudimbe (Member of the Quest Advisory Editorial Board) seemed to bode better times for our journal; but then the Editor went down with serious illness for two periods of half a year each. By the end of 2012, these medical hurdles had finally been taken, and three new annual volumes are now lined up for imminent publication, before the middle of 2013 – including one special issue on Masolo under the guest editorship of Professor Thaddeus Metz from South Africa. A cheaper production process yet more attractive format were meanwhile initiated, of which the present double annual volume XXIII / XXIV (2009-2010) is the first implementation. For, rather than already bringing out these three volumes, we decided that we should first devote the combined annual volumes XXIII-XXIV to a long-standing book project of the Editor, in honour of his 65th birthday, and in recognition of his contributions to Quest and to the sake of African philosophy over the past decade. The book’s anti-hegemonic, anti-Eurocentric approach to long-range transcontinental philosophy from an African perspective is a fitting expression of the spirit of Quest, and a significant contribution to the global history of philosophy. While the digital version of Vols XXIII-XXIV was already made available at the Quest website by the end of 2012, the printed version is only dispatched now, due to practical difficulties. These Vols XXIII-XXIV will be sent to all those who held a subscription for the years 2009-2010. The annual volumes XXV and XXVI (to be published before Autumn 2013) will be sent to entitled subscribers i.e. those holding a paid-up subscription up to and including 2012. Those who understandably suspended their payment in the belief that Quest had ceased to be published, are advised to renew and pay up. Invoices to that effect will go out in September 2013. Subscriptions may also be renewed using the relevant page on the Quest website, http://www.quest-journal.net/subscriptions.htm , or simply by an e-mail to shikandapress@gmail.com . After keeping the subscriptions at a constant, low level for over a decade, we are now forced to slightly raise the subscription fees as from January 2013:

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to a postal address inside Africa: € 32.50 (institutions), € 32.50 (individuals) (was € 30).

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to a postal address outside Africa: € 45 (institutions), € 45 (individuals)  (was € 40).

Volume XXVII (on Masolo) is to appear in October 2013 and will be sent to all those then qualifying. Of course, all this only applies to the printed version of Quest – as ever since 2002, Quest will continue to be made freely available through open access on the Internet, which makes for wide and unimpeded access world-wide and especially in Africa. All correspondence including submission of contributions, and subscription matters, henceforth to be sent to shikandapress@gmail.com . We trust that with these positive developments, the resuscitation of Quest is a fact, and we count on your continued support,                                                                                                                                                           Wim van Binsbergen, Editor

Introduction (homepage)

Topicalities: Colloquium 'The transcultural framework for the construction of African knowledges' 23-3-04 / Actualités: Colloque 'Le cadre transculturel pour la construction des connaissances africaines' 23-3-2004

Contact information / Adresses

Editorial team/ Équipe éditorial  

Directions for contributors / Directions pour les contributeurs

Forum/Tableaux des messages

Access the Internet volumes of Quest  / Accès aux volumes Internet de Quest

Subscriptions (printed version only -- Internet version is free)/ Abonnements (version imprimée seulement -- la version Internet est gratuite)

You are already a subscriber to the printed version of Quest / Vous etes déjà abonné à la version imprimée de Quest

Cumulative contents of Quest / Table de matières cumulative de Quest

Ordering back copies / Disponibilité et commande des numéros antérieurs

Conferences/Conférences

Other activities / Autres activités

Miscellaneous / Objets divers

TXT files / Fichiers non-formattés 

Dossier Quest

Use and reprint of Quest articles (©)

Electronic form for referees (password protected)

 

 Ordering back copies of Quest /
 Votre commande pour les numéros antérieurs de  Quest 

please note: for the recent volumes (1999 and later) it is much cheaper to take out a retrospective subscription than to purchase the volumes as separate back issues; see the 'subscriptions' webpage
attention: pour les volumes les plus récentes (à partir de 1999)  il est beaucoup moins cher de prendre un abonnement rétrospectif au lieu de les acheter comme volumes antérieures séparées; voir webpage 'abonnements'

 

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Oui, je commande des numéros déjà parus de Quest comme spécifiés ci-dessous, pour un montant spécifié ci-dessous
The following issues / volumes are available. We have indicated thematic issues wherever applicable. Go through the list, make your choice, add the price, and at the bottom of the list, enter your selection of issues / volume in the RED  text box, as well as the total price /

Les volumes / numéros suivant sont disponibles. Nous avons spécifié où il s'agit de numéros thématiques  Inspectez la liste, faites votre choix, et en bas de la liste, entrez votre sélection de volumes / numéros dans le champs rouge, et spécifiez le prix total  

volume / volume

year / an

issue / numéro

price

to mailing address inside Africa / à une adresse postale en Afrique

to mailing address outside Africa / à une adresse postale dehors de l'Afrique

I
Maiden issue

1987

1

Euro €7.50

Euro €12.50

 

 

2

Euro €7.50

Euro €12.50

II
African-American philosophers

1988

1

Euro €7.50

Euro €12.50

Popperian themes

 

2

Euro €7.50

Euro €12.50

III
Law, human rights, and democracy

1989

1

Euro €7.50

Euro €12.50

Ethnophilosophy revisited

 

2

Euro €7.50

Euro €12.50

IV
On Mudimbe

1990

1

Euro €7.50

Euro €12.50

 

 

2

Euro €7.50

Euro €12.50

V

1991

1

Euro €7.50

Euro €12.50

 

 

2

Euro €7.50

Euro €12.50

VI

1992

1

Euro €7.50

Euro €12.50

 

 

2

Euro €7.50

Euro €12.50

VII

1993

1

Euro €7.50

Euro €12.50

 

 

2

Euro €7.50

Euro €12.50

VIII

1994

1

Euro €7.50

Euro €12.50

 

 

2

Euro €7.50

Euro €12.50

IX

1995

1

Euro €7.50

Euro €12.50

 

 

2

Euro €7.50

Euro €12.50

X

1996

1

Euro €7.50

Euro €12.50

 

 

2

Euro €7.50

Euro €12.50

XI

1997

1 -2

Euro €15

Euro €25

 

 

2

Euro €7.50

Euro €12.50

XII
Etat et société civile en Afrique / State and civil society in Africa (Abidjan conference 1998)

1998

1

Euro €7.50

Euro €12.50

Afrique et les modernités

 

2

Euro €7.50

Euro €12.50

please note: for the recent volumes (1999 and later) it is much cheaper to take out a retrospective subscription than to purchase the volumes as separate back issues; see the 'subscriptions' webpage
attention: pour les volumes les plus récentes(à partir de 1999)  il est beaucoup moins cher de prendre un abonnement rétrospectif au lieu de les acheter comme volumes antérieures séparées; voir webpage 'abonnements'

XIII
Language and culture

1999

1-2

Euro €25.00

Euro €40

XIV
Intellectuals

2000

1-2

Euro €25.00

Euro €40

XV
African renaissance and ubuntu philosophy

2001

1-2

Euro €25.00

Euro €40

XVI
Truth in politics

2002

1-2

Euro €25.00

Euro €40

XVII

2003

1-2

Euro €25.00

Euro €40

XVIII

2004

1-2

Euro €25.00

Euro €40

XIX
Two contexts for African philosophy: The Catholic church and the hermeneutics of race

2005

1-2

Euro €25.00

Euro €40

XX
African feminisms

2006

1-2

Euro €25.00

Euro €40

XXI
Lines and rhizomes: The transcontinental element in African philosophies

2007

1-2

Euro €25.00

Euro €40

XXII
African philosophy and the negotiation of practical dilemmas of individual and collective life

2008 

1-2

Euro €25.00

Euro €40

XXIII-XXIV
Before the Presocratics

2009 - 2010

1-2 and
1-2

Euro €50.00

Euro €80

XXV in press

2011

1-2

Euro25.00

Euro40.00  

XXVI in press 2012 1-2 Euro25.00 Euro40.00
XXVII in press (note change of subscription rate as per 1-1-2013)
Engaging with the Philosophy of D. A. Masolo
2013 1-2 Euro32.50 Euro50.00
         
         
         
 

 

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je commande toute une série complète de volumes antérieures. J'ai bien noté que le prix institutionnel d' une série complète est Euro €455 (avant affranchissement) pour une adresse en Afrique, et Euro €740  (avant affranchissement) pour ailleurs. Si j'e commande toute une série complète, je ne doit pas payer de l' affranchissement (Euro € 70).

 

 

 

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