CALL FOR PAPERS – Ecosophies of Communication/Ecology of Mind

A Special Issue of The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy

Imagine that Arne Naess and Gregory Bateson sat down together, each with his favorite tipple, to discuss their unique approaches to understanding human and non-human communication.  Imagine that you were able to eavesdrop on their chat.  What did you hear?  We are issuing this call-for-papers to explore the concept of ecosophies of communication and ecology of mind based on the legacy of Gregory Bateson and Arne Naess.  Some of you may have known Arne Naess or Gregory Bateson.  We welcome your personal insights, yet we also want to encourage you to breathe life into these memories.  We’re also looking for contributors who will explore the merged conceptual spaces of these two outstanding philosophers and their boundary dissolving investigations of the landscape of consciousness.  We seek intellectual contributions that embody our emotions—unifying mind and body, nature and culture.  Contributions ideally should transcend the divisions of natural and social science and the humanities; in short, contributions that have their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground.

Submission Procedure. Submissions will be accepted from now until December 31, 2011, and published in December 2012 or the winter/spring of 2013.  Upload submissions to:

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We also welcome suggestions that any of you may have for venues, meetings, seminars, or conferences that would facilitate conversation on the theme of this Special Issue.