Thursday, February 13, 2014

Call for papers

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Special Issue: "The Ethics of War and Peace"
De Ethica is a new journal seeking 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 EthicsSocietas Ethica was founded in Basel, Switzerland in 1964; today it has more than 200 members from more than 20 countries, representing a variety of theological and philosophical traditions. The annual conferences of Societas Ethica draw speakers from across the globe and provide a lively forum for intellectual exchange. Like Societas EthicaDe Ethica aims to create dialogue across national, political, and religious boundaries.

The first issue in the 2015 volume will be devoted to the theme of this year’s Societas Ethica Annual Conference: “The Ethics of War and Peace.” ( A non-exhaustive list of possible topics includes: 
  • The roots of war (human aggression, religious and ideological motivations, etc.)
  • Theories of just war (jus as bellum, jus in bello; religious and philosophical perspectives, including questions about humanitarian intervention)
  • The rules of war (the treatment of prisoners, child soldiers, the arms trade, etc.)
  • New forms of warfare (cyber war, the use of drones, etc.)
  • War and profit (the privatization of war, arms exports, etc.)
  • Ending war (peacemaking and reconciliation including religious and secular contributions, war tribunals)
  • Pacifism

The deadline for the thematic issue is November 15, 2014. All submissions will be subjected to rigorous blind review. Submissions should be between 4,000 and 8,000 words in length. All submissions must be appropriately anonymized and should be accompanied by a separate file containing an abstract of 150 to 200 words and all relevant author information. For more information about layout, style, and the submission and review process, please see the Instructions for Authors:  

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.

Please send submissions only to our assistant editor, Heidi Jokinen ( General comments and enquiries about the journal should be directed to Marcus Agnafors ( or Maren Behrensen (

Editor in Chief
Brenda Almond (University of Hull, United Kingdom)

Executive Editor
Marcus Agnafors (Linköping University, Sweden)

Associate Editor
Maren Behrensen (Linköping University, Sweden)

Assistant Editor
Heidi Jokinen (Åbo Akademi University, Finland)
Editorial Board
Göran Collste (Linköping University, Sweden)
Marcus Düwell (Universiteit Utrecht, the Netherlands)
Raimond Gaita (University of Melbourne, Australia; and King’s College London, United Kingdom)
Hille Haker (Loyola University Chicago, United States; and Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Germany)
Robert Heeger (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
Neil Messer (Winchester University, United Kingdom)
Michael Northcott (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Philip Pettit (Princeton University, United States)
Hans Ulrich (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
Peter Vallentyne (University of Missouri, United States)

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