CFP No. 19


Topic: Politics

Deadline: October 1st, 2020.


In the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle says that “even if the end [i.e., the “supreme good”] is the same for a single man and for a state, that of the state seems at all events something greater and more complete whether to attain or to preserve; though it is worth while to attain the end merely for one man, it is finer and more godlike to attain it for a nation or for city-states. These, then, are the ends at which our inquiry aims, since it is political science, in one sense of the term.” (EN 1.3)
Accordingly, this volume of Philosophical News seeks to re-examine the question of the art of politics and the science of philosophy in a critical manner. In accordance with the aims of the European Society for Moral Philosophy, papers are requested on a variety of topics, including historical, dialectical, and practical approaches to the subject. Suitable topics may include:
  • rediscovering the common good in an individualistic culture;
  • the common good vs. the common utility;
  • liberalism and the pursuit of happiness;
  • post-liberalism;
  • church and state.
For inquiries, please contact the editor of this volume, Christopher Owens, at