Call for Papers – vol. 7/2022

Call for Papers

 International Journal of Philosophy, Human & Social Sciences
Vol. 7/2022

Monographic issue:

Cura mundi
Rethinking the relationship with the other and the environment

Monographic issue in memory of Elena Pulcini (1950-2021)

edited by
Paloma Brook, Sebastiano Galanti Grollo


Pandemic emergency made even more necessary to reflect in different ways, on a planetary scale, about our relationship with environment and the other. The thematic section of the issue (n. 7, 2022) aims at analyzing the great ethic and political matters around responsibility and care from different points of view, adopting several paradigms. The issue would like to assume a polyphonic character proposing as main goal a more ample conception of alterity: the other far in space (ill, emarginated, foreign, different), the other distant in time (past and future generations), the other embodied by nature, that is the space humans live in and that they are committed to preserve with the most vigilant care, otherwise condemning themselves and all living beings to extinction. The issue is dedicated to the dear memory of Elena Pulcini, theorist of a “philosophy of care in the global era”, who dead because of Covid on April, 9th 2021.

Thematic areas (possible, not exclusive)

  • Environmental ethics (Hans Jonas…)
  • Social pathologies of modernity and dangers of technocracy
  • Paradigm of ethics of care and justice
  • Responsibilities: ethical and political perspectives
  • Social philosophy and cura mundi (Elena Pulcini’s contribution…)

Publication guidelines

Articles should not have been previously published elsewhere and can be written in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Portuguese. They must not exceed a length of 70.000 characters (spaces included). Every article will include a short synopsis in English (abstract), a summary and a list of keywords. The papers sent to Areté will undergo a double-blind peer review by external reviewers. For quotations, notes etc. please follow the indications given at the link Article formats do not include pdf.

Contributions should be sent to the general Areté address:
and to:;

The deadline for sending the articles is April, 30th 2022