please note: in addition to Papers in Intercultural Philosophy - Transcontinental Comparative Studies, set on on the present webpage,
Shikanda Press (click for their general webpage) also publishes
Quest: An African Journal of Philosophy (click here), and
Dutch-language literary publications (click here for Shikanda's Dutch-language literary webpage)

Papers In Intercultural Philosophy and Transcontinental Comparative Studies (PIP-TraCS)

date of inception: 1st July, 2009

in conjunction with: Quest: An African Journal of Philosophy/Revue Africaine de Philosophy

and the Philosophical Faculty, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

PIP_TraCS is published by Shikanda Publishing House, Haarlem, the Netherlands (* shikandapress@gmail.com )

series editor: Wim van Binsbergen (* shikandapress@gmail.com )  

(emeritus professor of the foundations of Intercultural Philosophy, Philosophical Faculty, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands / life Honorary Fellow, African Studies Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands)

This new series has been established in order to further Intercultural Philosophy (as a rapidly growing sub-discipline where philosophy and the social sciences meet, addressing many of today’s most urgent problems), as well as the adjacent field of Transcontinental Comparative Studies, i.e. the empirical study of transcontinental continuities in culture, thought, myth, language, technology, political organisation, religion, etc. The new series seeks to serve – through fully-fledged books, but also through more informal working papers and pre-publications – the circulation of significant intellectual work (both theoretical and empirical) done internationally in recent years on these topics.  

    The series will be uniformly formatted. Each title (see list below for available and forthcoming titles) will have open access on the Internet in PDF form at the series’ webpage, but via the latter also hard copies will be made available to the general public in book form. The relatively high price of these hard copies (as against the free open access of the electronic versions) reflects two basic facts: (a) hard copy is an obsolescent, cumbersome, environmentally unfriendly, and expensive, format for the circulation of academic knowledge; and (b) PIP-TraCS has to survive entirely on its own means, receiving no financial support from whatever source (the invaluable support from Leiden and Rotterdam is moral and intellectual, not financial nor institutional).

The series’ preferred languages are English, French, German, and Dutch, but contributions in other languages will also be contemplated; texts in other than West European languages (African, Asian, American, Australian, Oceanian, as well as Eastern European) will be eligible if accompanied by a facing text in a West European language. Each volume will contain, on the last pages, up to ten key words (both English and French); a relatively extensive abstract (also in both languages) to be circulated internationally in specialised bibliographical periodicals; and a short bio-/bibliographical note on the author in the same language as the publication; and the author’s e-mail address.

    Initially, among the contributors to this new series those authors will prevail who have a connection with the Philosophical Faculty, Erasmus University Rotterdam; with the Research Unit on Connections in African Knowledge, African Studies Centre, Leiden; or with Quest: An African Journal of Philosophy / Revue Africaine de Philosophie. However, scholars from whatever institutional affiliation including independent scholars, and from whatever country or continent, are encouraged to submit their manuscripts.

In order to limit the amount of in-house copy editing, authors will themselves be primarily responsible for the preparation of their text, at an adequate level of orthographic and stylistic accomplishment, with abstracts and key words, and formatted in accordance with the series editorial guidelines. The latter coincide with the style sheet and rules for submission of Quest: An African Journal of Philosophy / Revue Africaine de Philosophie (see: http://www.quest-journal.net/directions_for_contributors.htm ). Submissions not in accordance with these editorial guidelines, or missing any of the additional documents, cannot be taken into consideration; moreover, we will need the author’s ordinary mail address, but this will not appear in the publication if any.

While the authors retain the copyright to their text, they will nominally (and automatically, by the very act of submitting their manuscript) cede, to the series editor, such world-wide use rights as allow the latter to publish and republish the PIP-TraCS version of their text on the Internet and as hard copy. An ISBN number will be issued for each separate title. The more voluminous titles will preferably be accompanied by an index, preferably to be compiled by the author. Authors will receive eight copies free, and may purchase any number of hard copies against 25% discount. A 25% discount arrangement exists for libraries, subscription agencies and retailers.

Available and forthcoming titles

 

Free access on the Internet in accordance with the Shikanda philosophy: click on each hyperlinked title below for free open access to the internet version (PDF) of titles already published

Ordering of hard copies: If however you would wish to buy a hard copy, there are the fiollowing options:

  1. Through the distributor 'Lulu': In principle, the distribution of hard copies of these publications is in the hands of 'Lulu', who are to have a specific product page for each item, accessible by clicking on the small rectangular button marked 'KOOP NU OP LULU.COM'. The prospective buyer can open an account with Lulu, specify the required number of copies, the address to which they should be sent, the preferred mode of dispatch, and the means of payment (credit card, PaypPal, etc.); once these steps have been completed, the book with arrive within a few days.
  2. In case Lulu distribution is not yet available: Lulu distribution is not yet available for all titles listed below. It is not for those items lacking the button 'KOOP NU OP LULU.COM'. Failing which, the ordering of hard copies is rather more complicated:
    1. an e-mail message should be sent to shikandapress@gmail.com , specifying the title you wish to order, the number of copies required, and the full postal address to which these should be sent
    2. you will then receive a proforma invoice for the amount due; libraries, subscription agencies, booksellers and authors ordering their own book, will receive a 25% discount; for package and postage a minimum fee of EUR €5 per dispatch is always required, but the actual amount due will depend on weight and destination
    3. as soon as we will have recied your payment, the book(s) will be sent to you by the cheapest possible postal method, unless at your own initiative you made, when ordering, arrangements for a more expensive mode of dipatch, which will then be billed accordingly
      Please note: Shikanda is a non-profit undertaking and has no employed staff; therefore some weeks may pass before your order can be processed; thank you for your understanding

 

PIP-TraCS No.

title

ISBN and cover thumbnail

Price (postage not included)

Publication status

1

Shen, Vincent, 2010, INTERCULTURAL PHILOSOPHY, CONFUCIANISM AND TAOISM, Haarlem: Papers in Intercultural Philosophy – Transcontinental Comparative Studies, No. 1, 44 pp.

978-90-78382-03-4

€15

published October 2010

2

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2010, FROM AN AFRICAN BESTIARY TO UNIVERSAL SCIENCE? Cluster analysis opens up a world-wide historical perspective on animal symbolism in divine attributes, divination sets, and in the naming of clans, constellations, zodiacs, and lunar mansions, Haarlem: Papers in Intercultural Philosophy – Transcontinental Comparative Studies, No. 2, 115 pp.

978-90-78382-06-5

€25

in press

  Osha, Sanya, 2014, Parricide and a hardened forester: Wim van Binsbergen, Valentin Mudimbe, and African knowledge systems, Haarlem: Papers in Intercultural Philosophy and Transcontinental Comparative Studies (PIP-TraCS) No. 3, 39 pp.,


ISBN 978-90-78382-04-1
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4

Mudimbe, Valentin Y., 2010, EXODUS AS ALLEGORY: Africa in Theories of Difference, Haarlem: Papers in Intercultural Philosophy – Transcontinental Comparative Studies, No. 4, 79 pp.

978-90-78382-05-8

€25

in press

5

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., & Venbrux, Eric (eds), 2010, New Perspectives on Myth: Proceedings of the Second Annual Conference of the International Association for Comparative Mythology, Ravenstein (the Netherlands), 19-21 August, 2008, Haarlem: Papers in Intercultural Philosophy – Transcontinental Comparative Studies, No. 5, 24*17 cm, 465 pp., 33 Figures, 9 Tables, Abstracts, Index of Proper Names, Author Index

978-90-78382-07-2

€90

Published 1st September 2010

6-9

In preparation, including Kishani (The Interface of Being / Language) and Oyono (The contribution of the Fon cultural tradition)

 

 

In preparation 

10

Van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., Spiritualiteit, heelmaking en transcendentie: Een intercultureel-filosofisch onderzoek bij Plato, in Afrika, en in het hedendaags Noordatlantisch gebied, vertrekkend vanuit Otto Duintjers boek Onuitputtelijk is de Waarheid, Haarlem: Papers in Intercultural Philosophy – Transcontinental Comparative Studies, No. 10, illustrated, Bibliography, Index of Proper Names, Index of Authors cited

978-90-78382-14-0

€20

Published 1st November 2012

15

van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2014, Het dorp Mabombola: Vestiging, verwantschap en huwelijk in de sociale organsatie van de Nkoya van Zambia, Haarlem: Papers in Intercultural Philosophy / Transcontinental Comparative Studies (PIP-TraCS), 136 pp., ISBN 978-90-78382-20-1

DIT IS EEN NEDERLANDSE VERSIE: een Engelse versie van deze studie zal worden opgenomen in Wim van Binsbergens boek ter perse: Our drums are always on my mind: Nkoya culture, society and history (Zambia) /

THIS IS A DUTCH-LANGUAGE VERSION
an English version of this text will be incorporated in: van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., in press, Ķur drums are always on my mind': Nkoya culture, society and history (Zambia), Haarlem: PIP-TraCS

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June 2014

   
             
             
We take this opportunity of drawing your attention to the following recent title also published by Shikanda Publishing House but outside the Pip_TraCS series:
  van Binsbergen, Wim M.J., 2012, Before the Presocratics: Cyclicity, transformation, and element cosmology: The case of transcontinental pre- or protohistoric cosmological substrates linking Africa, Eurasia and North America, special issue, QUEST: An African Journal of Philosophy/Revue Africaine de Philosophie, Vol. XXIII-XXIV, No. 1-2, 2009-2010, pp. 1-398, book version: Haarlem: Shikanda, ISBN / EAN 978-90-78382-15-7

978-90-78382-15-7

€80

(to any address outside Africa)

 

€50

(to any address inside Africa)

Published 1st April 2013  

 

REPEATING CONDITIONS OF ACCESS AND ORDERING:

Free access on the Internet in accordance with the Shikanda philosophy: click on each hyperlinked title below for free open access to the internet version (PDF) of titles already published

Ordering of hard copies: If however you would wish to buy a hard copy, there are the fiollowing options:

  1. Through the distributor 'Lulu': In principle, the distribution of hard copies of these publications is in the hands of 'Lulu', who are to have a specific product page for each item, accessible by clicking on the small rectangular button marked 'KOOP NU OP LULU.COM'. The prospective buyer can open an account with Lulu, specify the required number of copies, the address to which they should be sent, the preferred mode of dispatch, and the means of payment (credit card, PaypPal, etc.); once these steps have been completed, the book with arrive within a few days.
  2. In case Lulu distribution is not yet available: Lulu distribution is not yet available for all titles listed below. It is not for those items lacking the button 'KOOP NU OP LULU.COM'. Failing which, the ordering of hard copies is rather more complicated:
    1. an e-mail message should be sent to shikandapress@gmail.com , specifying the title you wish to order, the number of copies required, and the full postal address to which these should be sent
    2. you will then receive a proforma invoice for the amount due; libraries, subscription agencies, booksellers and authors ordering their own book, will receive a 25% discount; for package and postage a minimum fee of EUR €5 per dispatch is always required, but the actual amount due will depend on weight and destination
    3. as soon as we will have recied your payment, the book(s) will be sent to you by the cheapest possible postal method, unless at your own initiative you made, when ordering, arrangements for a more expensive mode of dipatch, which will then be billed accordingly
      Please note: Shikanda is a non-profit undertaking and has no employed staff; therefore some weeks may pass before your order can be processed; thank you for your understanding

 

Prospective contributors to the series are welcome to submit their proposals and manuscripts (initially PDF only, not exceeding 8 Mb, and observing the Directions for Contributors) to the Editor, at: shikandapress@gmail.com

 

proceed to: Shikanda Press (general webpage) | Quest: An African Journal of Philosophy | Shikanda's Dutch-language literary webpage)

 

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