Online Ethics Journals

Here’s some news about a couple of online ethics journals that I’ve mentioned before. I haven’t been tracking it for OPP for some reason, but here’s the first three articles from the Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy

Is Gibbard a Realist?, by Laura Schroeter and Francois Schroeter

Essentially Comparative Concepts, by Jonathan Dancy

The Good, the Bad, and the Blameworthy, by Neil Levy

And Studies in the History of Ethics has a call for papers on The Ethics of War and Peace in Historical Perspective, which is excerpted below the fold.

bq.. Authors are invited to submit manuscripts of 4,000-10,000 words that offer historical insight into ethical questions surrounding war and peace. The editors are interested in historically-oriented papers that address such topics as:

  • The historical origins and development of realism, pacifism, and just war theory
  • The significance of modern war technologies or tactics for traditional ethical doctrines about war
  • The relationship between the ethics of war and larger issues in international political theory and philosophy (sovereignty, states’ rights, human rights, etc.)
  • The development of principles of jus ad bellum and jus in bello
  • Conditions and establishment of just peace
  • Contrasts between contemporary and historical appraoches to the ethics of war
  • Discussions of the views of key figures in historical thinking about the ethics of war

GUEST EDITOR – Larry May (Washington University, St. Louis)

SUBMISSIONS – E-mail submissions, preferably in .rtf, .doc, or .pdf format to The journal’s submission guidlines can be found at

DEADLINE – December 12, 2005

5 Replies to “Online Ethics Journals”

  1. Just for the record: those aren’t the first three articles at JESP, but the last three. The front page has the new stuff.

    JESP articles have been downloaded over 2600 times already, in three months. That’s downloads, not visits!

  2. sorry to hear that JESP is going out of business (”last“ three? – your emphasis…).

    But semi-serious question: “last” gets used for “most recent” so frequently — is this usage ok yet?

  3. “He was so busy the last time he was at Kingston that he quite forgot it, but he goes again to-morrow.”
    -Jane Austen, Emma

    So yes, Fritz, I would say that those of you who have been waiting since the eighteenth century for ‘last’ to have ‘most recent’ as one of its acceptable meanings may now exhale.

  4. Cool — because I say this pretty frequently and get corrected by snooty friends and colleagues on it. Now I can quote both Austen and you to them. I’ve got protection. Thanks!

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