• Call for Papers - special issue: “The Foundations of Equal Moral Standing”

    2021-04-07

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    DE ETHICA - A JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHICAL, THEOLOGICAL AND APPLIED ETHICS

    De Ethica Special Issue: “The Foundations of Equal Moral Standing” – Publication 2022

    CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 31st January 2022

    Topic Areas: Social and Political Philosophy; Ethics; Theological Ethics; Applied Ethics.

    The editors of De Ethica are pleased to announce a special issue on The Foundation of Equal Moral Standing.

    Ideas about the equal moral standing of each and every human being are prevalent in contemporary philosophical and theological ethics. The discussion oftentimes concerns what, given different contexts and areas of application, treating oneself and others as an equal means. There are numerous theories that explicate the moral and political implications of moral equality differently. They articulate ideas about the rightness of counting each and everyone’s preferences equally, about human rights, and about social justice, local, national as well as global. These normative theories tend to take the validity of our equal moral standing for granted, or as part of an answer to the question “Why be moral?” However, there is also a vigorous ongoing debate about what kinds of reasons that can be provided for thinking that human beings, every one of us, are entitled to equal concern and respect, “have equal worth,” or are ends in themselves.

    This issue of the De Ethica seeks wide-ranging perspectives on the problem of grounding or justifying claims about moral equality. The philosophical and theological literature offer several competing accounts. Some explicitly theistic and some non-religious or explicitly secular. There are also interesting differences between constructivist, moral realist, and naturalistic modes of arguing, Cf. e.g. Korsgaard, Forst, (J.) Hare, Waldron and Hursthouse. There is no consensus on which account is to be preferred, if any. It can be asked whether any account is successful? If so in virtue of what? Perhaps better alternatives can be formulated? What would a successful one look like? Can it be defended against; charges of speciesism, current accounts of ethical contextualism, and conceptions of morally graded beings that are affirmed in contemporary (reborn) nationalistic politics?

    The deadline for the thematic issue is January 31, 2022. All submissions will be subjected to rigorous blind review. Submissions should be between 4,000 and 8,000 words in length. For further submission requirements, format and referencing style, refer to the Author Guidelines on the De Ethica website https://de-ethica.com/about/submissions

    Manuscripts should be prepared for blind review and submitted through the De Ethica website https://de-ethica.com/about/submissions

    De Ethica is committed to a speedy and author-friendly review process; in most cases, the editors will notify the authors of their decision within three months.

    De Ethica seeks to publish scholarly works at the intersections of philosophical, theological, and applied ethics. It is a fully peer-reviewed, open-access publication hosted by Linköping University Electronic Press. We are committed to making papers of high academic quality accessible to a wide audience.

    De Ethica is published in cooperation with Societas Ethica, the European Society for Research in Ethics.

    If you have any questions regarding research issues, contact Per Sundman (editor for the special issue): per.sundman@teol.uu.se or Lars Lindblom (executive editor): lars.lindblom@liu.se. For practical issues, contact Martin Langby (assistant editor): martin.langby@teol.uu.se.

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  • Call for Papers - special issue: “Health care priority setting – lessons learned from covid-19”

    2021-03-25

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    DE ETHICA - A JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHICAL, THEOLOGICAL AND APPLIED ETHICS

    De Ethica Special Issue: “Health care priority setting – lessons learned from covid-19” – Publication 2022

    CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 31st December 2021

    Topic Areas: Ethics; Applied Ethics; Medical Ethics; Theological Ethics; Social and Political Philosophy.

    The editors of De Ethica are pleased to announce a special issue in 2021 on Health care priority setting – lessons learned from covid-19. The ongoing pandemic situation put pressure on a number of issues discussed in the literature on priority setting. Covid-19 and its specific characteristics also raise a new set of questions. This special issue draws on ethicists’ (broadly understood) experiences from working on ethical questions in relation to covid-19. Which are the lessons learned?  

    We invite submissions on all aspects of this topic. Questions and issues include but are not limited to:

    • What conclusions can be drawn from working on ethical question in relation to covid-19?
    • Are there relevant ethical questions that have been over-looked in the discussion about covid-19?
    • What is the relevant competence that ethicists (broadly understood) have for contributing to questions about covid-19?
    • In what sense is ethical theory relevant to guide decision-making in a pandemic situation?
    • Are there specific methodological questions that relate to an extreme situation such as covid-19?
    • Are principles used for priority setting under normal circumstances applicable in pandemic times?
    • Which is the appropriate relation between ethics and legislation on the one hand, and between ethics and politics on the other, when societies are suffering from pandemic?

    The deadline for the thematic issue is December 31, 2021. All submissions will be subjected to rigorous blind review. Submissions should be between 4,000 and 8,000 words in length. For further submission requirements, format and referencing style, refer to the Author Guidelines on the De Ethica website https://de-ethica.com/about/submissions

    Manuscripts should be prepared for blind review and submitted through the De Ethica website https://de-ethica.com/about/submissions

    De Ethica is committed to a speedy and author-friendly review process; in most cases, the editors will notify the authors of their decision within three months.

    De Ethica seeks to publish scholarly works at the intersections of philosophical, theological, and applied ethics. It is a fully peer-reviewed, open-access publication hosted by Linköping University Electronic Press. We are committed to making papers of high academic quality accessible to a wide audience.

    De Ethica is published in cooperation with Societas Ethica, the European Society for Research in Ethics.  

    If you have any questions regarding research issues, contact Erik Gustavsson (editor for the special issue): erik.gustavsson@liu.se or Lars Lindblom (executive editor): lars.lindblom@liu.se. For practical issues, contact Martin Langby (assistant editor): martin.langby@teol.uu.se.

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  • Call for papers

    2020-03-24

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    DE ETHICA - A JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHICAL, THEOLOGICAL AND APPLIED ETHICS

    De Ethica seeks to publish scholarly works at the intersections of philosophical, theological and applied ethics. It is a fully peer-reviewed, open-access publication hosted by Linköping University Electronic Press. We are committed to making papers of high academic quality accessible to a wide audience.

    We welcome submissions from all philosophical and theological traditions that advance an original thesis and a clear and concise argument. We have a particular interest in submissions that contribute to ongoing debates of cross-disciplinary relevance.

    De Ethica is committed to a speedy and author-friendly review process; in most cases editors will notify the authors of their decision within three months.

    Please send submissions only via the submissions form on this website. Technical questions should refered to Martin Langby (submissions@de-ethica.se). General comments or enquiries about the journal should be directed to Lars Lindblom (executive.editor@de-ethica.se)

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