A peer-review journal of legal, moral and social philosophy focusing on normative analysis of theoretical, practical, and public issues. The journal publishes work of established scholars, as well as those at the beginning of their careers, in both Western and non-Western settings.

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  • Philosophical analysis of moral, political, social and legal issues, and the relation of philosophy to practice
  • Presents the work of rising scholars, as well as authorities in the field
  • Regular special issues and symposia on key problems and theories

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  • Philip Cook,
  • Sune Laegaard,
  • Clare Chambers
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82 days
Submission to first decision
225 days
Submission to acceptance
96,587 (2019)

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Volume 26

Issue 4, November 2020

Special issue on Moral Conflict and Political Obligation in (Highly) Non-ideal Conditions

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This journal has 58 open access articles

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