Contralytic is a biannual journal, established in 2023, publishing Flash Philosophy, Visual Art, Music, Poetry and Interviews. The team is based in Glasgow. The first issue was funded by the June Cockburn Prize, in affiliation with the University of Glasgow.

Why is this an ‘Interdisciplinary Philosophy’ Journal?

We believe that philosophy is not the only discipline equipped to interface with philosophical ideas. That is why Contralytic aims to contribute to contemporary philosophy by helping generate philosophical insights from other mediums, methodologies, and perspectives, and in doing so, achieve a more unified vantage-point. Each issue of Contralytic therefore aspires to be a total work of art: that is, a carefully curated, interdisciplinary investigation of one overarching theme, within one design schema.

Why is this a ‘journal’, as opposed to a ‘magazine’ ?

There is an academic flavour to the word ‘journal ’, connoting a standard of scholastic style, rigor, and verification. This word also ties itself firmly to the purposes of the educational institutions from which journals have been established: to promote and preserve the output of scholarly knowledge. This is precisely what Contralytic intends to achieve with each issue’s investigation
of a particular theme; whilst simultaneously presenting philosophical ideas in an accessible, engaging and inclusive manner for readers from all disciplinary backgrounds. 

The Team:

Nic Nahar Sharp

Flash Philosophy Editor

The Team

Lucille Mona Ling

Design and Art Direction
Poetry Editor