Analyse & Kritik
Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory
Ed. by Baurmann, Michael / Leist, Anton
2 Issues per year
Aims and Scope
Welcome! As of 2016 Analyse & Kritik as well as all other journals of Lucius and Lucius Verlagsgesellschaft are published by De Gruyter Oldenbourg. Information on the integration
ANALYSE & KRITIK
- is devoted to the fundamental issues of empirical and normative social theory
- is directed at social scientists and social philosophers who combine commitment to political and moral enlightenment with argumentative rigour and conceptual clarity
- develops social theorizing in connection with analytical philosophy and philosophy of science
- promotes the dialogue between Anglo-American and Continental traditions in the social sciences and ethics
- publishes articles in English
Preview Analyse & Kritik 2017
Evaluating Societies Morally?
We are planning a focal point on this topic in one of our 2017 issues. As both morality and ethical theory normally start from the judgement of single actions of individual agents, reflection is proper as to what extent the judgement of trans-individual entities is possible, and – if so – under which conditions. Trans-individual entities include collectives of different sizes, governments, societies (historical and present), economic systems, reforms, political revolutions, social transitions and progress. Social entities like these are connected with an agent-based frame only in a restricted way, often referred to by metaphorical language. How then to judge them along moral lines?
We are interested both in the methodological and normative approaches towards the empirical assessment of economic and social progress (as dealt with by the Stiglitz/Sen/Fitoussi commission, for example). How to identify and prioritize a selection of indicators to reach the morally most adequate evaluation of a society? We also need a discussion of the objections towards the moral judgement of trans-individual entities in a more basic and principled way. If one does not presuppose a kind of ethical consequentialism or welfare economics, which ethical theory or moral perspective would be most adequate to take up the challenge? How can present ethical theories of justice (Rawls, Sen-Nussbaum, etc.) be applied to existing societies, such as contemporary Turkey, Russia, the United States or countries like Brazil from a diachronic perspective? To what extent has this been accomplished and with what results? How to deal with the problem that moral judgement normally presupposes a better alternative ["could-have-done-differently"], something which is always unclear for existing societies? How to address questions of cultural relativity and basic differences of political opinion? Could human rights be the appropriate measure for making such normative judgements at a societal level?
Contributions are welcome and are due by the beginning of August 2017. For manuscriptdetails please check our website: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/auk (Submission of Manuscripts)
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Instructions for Authors
Submission of manuscripts: Only original versions of articles will be reviewed for publication. Authors are requested to send an electronic copy of their manuscript to
Hard copies should be delivered to the postal address of the editors. Please provide the full title of the article, as well as the author’s name, affiliation and present address on the cover page of the manuscript. The text can be sent in any established format, but LaTeX is preferred. Manuscripts should not exceed 20 printed pages (about 70.000 characters).
Abstracts: An English abstract of no more than 150 words should be attached.
Footnotes: Notes should be kept to a minimum.
Quotations: Use double quotation marks for quoted text or concepts. Single quotation marks should be used for figurative or stylistic usage and for quotations within quotations. Longer quotations should be indented and quotation marks added.
References: References to the bibliography are made in brackets which contain the name of the author, the date of publication and, if required, the page numbers. There should be a semi-colon between several authors’ names.
Example: Second, one has to recognise the importance of gender differences in power, or as Nussbaum (1999a, 286-287) calls them, gender hierarchies.
Example: Several authors have noted this trend (Robinson 1970; Crusoe 1968; Friday 1973) but the problem needs still further clarification.
When using a translation or a modern version of an older edition, the date of the original publication should be mentioned in the first place of the reference.
Example: (Hobbes 1651/1999)
Bibliography: The bibliography is placed at the end of the article. The content and form of the bibliography should conform to the examples below. Please note that page numbers are required for articles in journals as well as in anthologies. Books are listed with the place of publication but not with the publisher.
Book/single author: Lovejoy, A. O. (1961), Reflections on Human Nature, Baltimore
Book/multiple authors: Key, J./C. Mayer/D. Thompson (1986), Privatization and Regulation, Oxford
Article in edited volume: Elster, J. (1988), Is There (or Should There Be) a Right to Work?, in: A. Gutman (ed.), Democracy and the Welfare State, Princeton, 53-78
Article in journal: Foley, D. (1967), Resource Allocation and the Public Sector, in: Yale Economic Essays 7, 45-98
Unpublished manuscripts: Reineke, A. (1994), Notes on Important Things, Manuscript, Department of Relevant Science, University of Singen
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