Call for Papers — Self Knowledge

CALL FOR PAPERS: The newly launched interdisciplinary journal Palgrave Communications will publish a special issue based on the general topic of the symposium Self-Knowledge In and Out of Illness, taking place at King’s College London on May 3-4, 2016. The content of the publication will not be limited to the specific topics of the symposium speakers, and submission is open to all.

Self-knowledge has always played a role in healthcare since people need to be able to accurately assess their bodies or behaviour in order to determine whether to seek medical help. Yet more recently it has come to play a larger role, as healthcare has moved from a more paternalistic model to one where the patients are expected to take charge of their health, as more people live with chronic illness that requires self-management, and as the internet makes information and disinformation easier to find than to know what to do with.

When and how do we get self-knowledge, and of what? When and how is it useful and why? Contributions are invited that explore—from philosophical, sociological and/or psychological perspectives—how these and other questions play out in a variety of medical contexts.

We invite all researchers working on these topics to submit their propsals to be considered for publication in this special issue. Please see the official Call for Papers for further information:

Article proposals and general enquires should be sent to the Managing Editor at

Deadline for article proposals: July 1, 2016
Latest deadline for full submissions: September 1, 2016

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