Challenges seeks new Editor-In-Chief , February 18, 2015 06:12

Challenges (ISSN 2078-1547) is a unique open access journal. Over the past five years, we have published research proposals, research plans, research or technology ideas, policy studies relating to science and scholarly research, and open contests aiming at solving major challenges. This kind of scholarly content is typically not published in traditional research journals.

As the term of the current Editor-in-Chief Prof. Andreas Manz, will end in 2015, you are encouraged to nominate individuals who you feel should be considered for this position. Self-nomination is also welcomed. In general, the Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the technical content and quality of the journal publications. The Editorial Office will carry out the majority of the administrative work, including the invitation of peer reviewers, correspondence with authors, professional copy editing, English editing of accepted manuscripts, and assistance in promoting the journal.

A full application for evaluation should include:

  1. The latest CV
  2. A description of the candidate’s vision for Challenges

Application are due 30 April 2015.

Please address communications to Challenges Editorial Office, (challenges@mdpi.com). Questions concerning the day-to-day operations of the journal can be addressed to Dr. Joyce Zhou, (joyce.zhou@mdpi.com).

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New Book Received: Loneliness in Philosophy, Psychology, and Literature. By Ben Lazare Mijuskovic, iUniverse, 2012; 306 Pages. Price $ 21.95, ISBN 978 1 46978 933 0, February 18, 2014 11:16

Ben Lazare Mijuskovic offers in his book a very different approach to loneliness. According to him, far from being an occasional or temporary phenomenon, loneliness—or better the fear of loneliness—is the strongest motivational drive in human beings. He argues that “following the replenishment of air, water, nourishment, and sleep, the most insistent and immediate necessity is man desire to escape his loneliness,” to avoid the feeling of existential, human isolation” (p xxx). The Leibnizian image of the monad—as a self-enclosed “windowless” being—gives an acute portrait of this oppressive prison. To support this thesis, Mijuskovic uses an interdisciplinary approach—philosophy, psychology, and literature—through which the “picture of man as continually fighting to escape the quasi-solipsistic prison of his frightening solitude” reverberates.

http://bookstore.iuniverse.com/Products/SKU-000484373/Loneliness-in-Philosophy-Psychology-and-Literature.aspx

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