We are happy to announce a call for papers for the 2021 Special Issue of History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, which will focus on the following topic: Normativity and the Life Sciences: Analytical and Continental Perspectives.
Please find the text of the call below.
Normativity and the Life Sciences
Analytical and Continental Perspectives
2021 Special Issue
History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
Guest editors: Luca Corti, Ivan Moya-Diez, Matteo Vagelli
We are inviting submissions for a Special Issue of History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences. This special issue will be devoted to the topic of ‘Normativity and the Life Sciences: Analytical and Continental Perspective’. Below you can find the rationale of the Issue.
RATIONALE OF THE SPECIAL ISSUE:
Topics for submitted papers might include, but are not limited to:
Normativity and explanation in the life sciences
Forms and accounts of biological normativity
The notion of “function”: philosophical and historical perspectives
Norms and evolution
Historical reflection on normativity, life and cognition (in areas such as French Epistemology, Classical German Philosophy, etc.)
Vital normativity and the epistemology of the life sciences
Teleology and its normative import: philosophical and historical aspects
The relation between social and vital norms
Michael Ruse (Florida State University)
Dennis Walsh (Toronto)
Peter McLaughlin (Heidelberg)
Monica Greco (Goldsmith, University of London)
Maria Muhle (Munchen)
Silvia De Cesare (Université de Genève)
All submissions, as well as inquiries about submissions to the special issue, should be sent by e-mail to the guest editors: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions must not be submitted to or be under review at other journals, books, etc.
Submissions should not be longer than 9000 words, they should be sent as .doc files and they should include an abstract of 150 to 250 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.
Submissions should be prepared for blind review: All identifying information about the author(s) such as names or institutional affiliations, have to be removed. Self-citations have to be anonymized.
Submission deadline: October 15th, 2020
For a .pdf version of the Call, see this link