Call for papers
Discussions: Inequalities (Issue 3) and Sustainability, Care and Responsibility (Issue 4)
The theme for the third issue of the Moral Philosophy Discussions section is Inequalities.
The topic is addressed from an ethical perspective and can be treated with reference to the following issues:
- How is the concept of "inequality" defined in comparison with the concepts of "diversity" and "difference"?
- What are the new forms of inequality in the contemporary context? What strategies could be implemented to eliminate or reduce them?
- What theoretical and practical perspectives and which authors offer proposals to be examined to address current inequalities?
- What traditions or theoretical positions justify or support, even unconsciously, the main current forms of inequality?
- What is the relationship between socio-economic inequality and moral-political recognition?
- In historical perspective, how was socio-political inequality justified, with what arguments, by which authors and with what limits?
- Have new conceptions of equality been put forward in the contemporary context? With what results?
The deadline for submissions to this discussion is March 10, 2023. The contributions, between 15,000 and 30,000 characters in length, must be uploaded in anonymized form at this link: https://mimesisjournals.com/ojs/index.php/MF/about/submissions
The theme for the fourth issue of the Moral Philosophy Discussions section is Sustainability, Care and Responsibility.
In light of the objectives defined by the European Commission in the context of the environmental policies developed in the 2030 Agenda and in the face of the poor results achieved so far, it is necessary to open a discussion on the issue of responsibility for nature and its resources, in view of a conscious and sustainable human development.
The theme can be declined, for example, according to the following questions:
- What sense of responsibility and care is really compatible with sustainability?
- Among the theories of sustainability, what is the role of care and responsibility?
- Can sustainability be declined through different concepts, for example utility, respect, temperance?
- What is the role of citizens and consumers with respect to sustainability? Can it be defined as a "duty" to inform oneself correctly and to behave accordingly? On what basis?
- Can a duty of intergenerational solidarity be upheld as the foundation of responsible behaviour?
- What is the duty of institutions in relation to sustainability?
- Is responsibility as care a valid ethical principle to face the challenges of sustainability?
The deadline for submitting contributions to this discussion is September 15, 2023. The contributions, between 15,000 and 30,000 characters in length, must be uploaded in anonymized form at this link: