CFP – Climate Change, Sustainability, and the Ethics of an Open Future

De Ethica: A Journal of Philosophical, Theological and Applied Ethics

De EthicaDeadline for submissions: November 15, 2013

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 Ethics.  Societas 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 Ethica, De Ethica aims to create dialogue across national, political, and religious boundaries.

The first issue of De Ethica will be devoted to the theme of this year’s 50th Societas Ethica Annual Conference: “Climate Change, Sustainability, and an Ethics of an Open Future.”  Dwindling resources, significant demographic changes, and the effects of climate change are challenges that have been on the political agenda for several decades.  And while there seems to be a consensus that sustainability is a “master value” in addressing these challenges, there is little agreement on what sustainability means, and even less agreement on how to achieve it in practice.

To Submit

LightWe welcome submissions from all philosophical and theological traditions that contribute to the ethics of an open future.  Since De Ethica wants to foster dialogue across disciplinary and geographical boundaries, we seek clearly and concisely argued articles that are accessible to a wide audience.  All submissions will be subjected to 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 AuthorsPlease 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.