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International Journal for Ontology and Metaphysics

Edited by: Rafael Hüntelmann, Uwe Meixner, and Erwin Tegtmeier
Managing Editor: Georg Koridze
Editorial Board: Laird Addis, Brian Davies, Herbert Hochberg, Ingvar Johansson, Christian Kanzian, Gyula Klima, Robert C Koons, Wolfgang Künne, Winfried Löffler, Kevin Mulligan, Frederic Nef, Nathan Oaklander, David Oderberg, Francesco Orilia, Alvin Plantinga, Matjaz Potrc, Christof Rapp, Maria Elisabeth Reicher-Marek, Thomas Sattig, Richard Schantz, Oliver R. Scholz, Johanna Seibt, Peter Simons, Barry Smith, Niko Strobach, Käthe Trettin, and Daniel von Wachter

The journal Metaphysica is published semi-annually. The editors aim to create an international forum of ontology and metaphysics for readers all over the world. In the Anglo-Saxon countries (in particular the USA and Australia) the volume of research publications in ontology and metaphysics significantly increased during the last two decades. European philosophers, on the other hand, initially seemed reticent to address ontological and metaphysical topics, undoubtedly due to deeply rooted Kantian ideas about the “end of metaphysics.” Since the nineties, however, sentiments have changed in favour of a new “ontological turn” within Central European philosophy. In Austria, Switzerland, and Germany an increasing number of philosophical publications present systematic treatments of ontological and metaphysical issues. At the same time there is a new strong interest in reviewing historical contributions to ontology and metaphysics, from Parmenides to Plato, Aristotle, Occam, Leibniz and further to Brentano, Husserl, and Nicolai Hartmann. Since there is no other European journal devoted to the discussion of ontological and metaphysical issues in particular, the editors found it necessary to fill this gap by founding the journal Metaphysica.

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Guidelines for submitting articles
Articles should be written on a computer (compatible with Word 2000 or lower, line spacing 1.5; type-size 12 pt) and submitted via the online submission system ScholarOne https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mp.

The deadline for submitting articles is (for No. 1) January 1st, and (for No. 2) July 1st.

The text should be no longer than 25 pages, including an abstract and keywords. The languages of publication is English.

For more information and a detailed stylesheet, please see the link Instructions_for_Authors.

For previously published articles, the authors must ensure that no copyright is infringed.
All articles submitted will be refereed on an anonymous basis. We cannot accept any liability for unsolicited manuscripts. They will not be sent back unless the author makes an explicit request and provides return postage.

Books for review should be sent to the editorial office: redaktion@metaphysica.de
Please send reviews to the Review Editor via https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mp.

Managing Editor
Dr. Rafael Hüntelmann
Phone: +49 2247 96 99-320
Fax: +49 2247-96 99-321

Review Editor
Dr. Käthe Trettin


Rafael Hüntelmann
Theodor-Körner-Straße 7
53819 Neunkirchen-Seelscheid
Tel. +(49)2247 96 99-320
Fax +(49)2247-96 99-321
Email: huentelmann@metaphysica.de

Uwe Meixner
Universität Augsburg
Institut für Philosophie
Universitätsstr. 10
D-86135 Augsburg
Email: meixner@metaphysica.de

Erwin Tegtmeier
Philosophisches Seminar der Universität Mannheim
68131 Mannheim
Email: tegtmeier@metaphysica.de

Editorial Board
Laird Addis, Iowa, U.S.A.
Brian Davies, New York, U.S.A.
Herbert Hochberg, Austin, U.S.A.
Ingvar Johansson, Umea, Sweden
Christian Kanzian, Innsbruck, Austria
Gyula Klima, New York, U.S.A.
Robert C Koons, Austin, U.S.A.
Wolfgang Künne, Hamburg, Germany
Winfried Löffler, Innsbruck, Austria
Kevin Mulligan, Genève, Switzerland
Frederic Nef, Paris, France
Nathan Oaklander, Ann Arbor, U.S.A.
David Oderberg, Reading, UK
Francesco Orilia, Macerata, Italy
Alvin Plantinga, Notre Dame, U.S.A.
Matjaz Potrc, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Christof Rapp, Munich, Germany
Maria Elisabeth Reicher-Marek, Aachen, Germany
Thomas Sattig, Tübingen, Germany
Richard Schantz, Siegen, Germany
Oliver Scholz, Münster, Germany
Johanna Seibt, Aarhus, Denmark
Peter Simons, Leeds, UK
Barry Smith, Buffalo, U.S.A.
Käthe Trettin, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Daniel von Wachter, Liechtenstein

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Schlagworte englisch Metaphysics; Ontology