Ethical Theory and Moral Practice: An International Forum is a double-blind peer-reviewed philosophical journal which aims to publish the best work produced in all fields of ethics. It welcomes high quality submissions regardless of the tradition or school of thought from which they derive. As an editorial priority, however, presentations should be accessible to the philosophical community at large and as free as possible of any jargon and formal apparatus.

Ethical Theory and Moral Practice aims to publish work on (meta-)ethical theories that contributes to clarifying and solving practical moral problems, as well as work that makes empirical studies of moral practices and problems relevant for ethical theorizing. It is also interested in work that critically reflects on the plausibility and practicability of ethical theories in the light of insights from empirical sciences. The journal therefore seeks to promote cross-fertilisation between moral philosophy, theology, law, political theory, and more empirical disciplines, such as medicine, economics, sociology, and psychology.

  • Presents the best work produced in all fields of ethics
  • Promotes interdisciplinary cooperation between ethics, theology and empirical disciplines such as medicine, economics, sociology, psychology and law
  • Offers theoretically relevant ‘practical’ ethics and practically relevant ‘theoretical’ ethics

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Thomas Schramme,
  • Lubomira Radoilska
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216 days
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202,651 (2019)
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Volume 23

Issue 3-4, August 2020

The Value of Disorientation

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    • Ezio Di Nucci
    • Content type: BookReview

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  • Call for Symposia and Special Issues

    Call for Symposia and Special Issues

    Symposia are a collection of 3-5 and Special Issues are a collection of 6-9 original papers, accompanied by an introduction by the guest editors.

    Proposals have a maximum word count of 2.000 words and provide information about

    the guest editor(s) the topic and rationale of the collection envisaged authors short abstracts of the planned contributions explanation of the importance of the topic the selection of authors and themes

    Proposals for both kinds of collections can be submitted at any time. The editorial team will evaluate and select proposals twice a year starting on October 1 and April 1. Decisions about the acceptance of the proposals will be taken within 8 weeks after these deadlines. Please send proposals to the Editors-in-Chief Lubomira Radoilska (L.V.Radoilska@kent.ac.uk) and Thomas Schramme (t.schramme@liverpool.ac.uk).

  • Call for Special Issues: Ethics in Asian Philosophical Traditions

    Ethical Theory and Moral Practice invites proposals for a special issue on topics interfacing contemporary ethics and Asian philosophies/comparative philosophy involving Asian traditions.

    This dedicated issue forms part of the journal’s ongoing efforts to expand the repertoire of traditions, ideas and approaches typically considered in mainstream ethical philosophy, and to foster dialogue and engagement across cultures and methodologies.

  • Virtual Special Issue: The methodology of ethical theory

    Our journal, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, has always been home to papers that discuss methodological concerns. This virtual special issue makes globally accessible numerous examples of such publications to the interested reader.

    Please see the introduction by Thomas Schramme and the link to the articles under "Journal Updates" on this webpage  

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