Estetika ‒ The Central European Journal of Aesthetics (aesthetics.ff.cuni.cz) invites submissions for a special issue on the topic of Aesthetic Reasons. The submissions should not exceed 9000 words and must be written in English and prepared for blind peer review (see the journal’s website for more specific guidelines).
Confirmed contributors to the special issue are Elisabeth Schellekens (University of Uppsala) and Andrew McGonigal (University of Leeds & Washington and Lee University).
The questions that submissions may address include, but are not limited to:
‒ Are there any aesthetic reasons?
‒ What (if anything) renders reasons specifically aesthetic?
‒ How do they relate to epistemic or practical reasons?
‒ What are they reasons for?
‒ What is the source of their normative authority?
‒ Do they generate permissions, recommendations, obligations, etc.?
‒ Are they identical with features of, or facts about, the objects concerned (e.g. artworks)?
‒ How do we recognise them as reasons, and rationally respond to them?
Submissions should be sent by the 15th of September at the latest to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The planned publication schedule is as follows:
‒ Submission deadline: 15th of September 2016
‒ Decision and comments sent out: 31st of October 2016
‒ Final drafts due on: 15th of December 2016
‒ Publication date: end of March 2017
We would welcome it if you communicated your intention to submit a paper (ideally with a provisional title and short abstract) as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact the editors at: email@example.com