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
Church and State
For inquiries, please contact the editor of this volume, Christopher Owens, at