Political Correctness—Towards a Global Ethos
A special issue of Philosophies (ISSN 2409-9287).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017) | Viewed by 84932
Interests: universal logic; square of opposition; history and philosophy of logic; truth; critical thinking; semiotics; aesthetics; theology; imagination, emotion, understanding
The journal Philosophies is being launched, providing a world perspective on philosophy. At a time of increasing globalization, with interconnectedness and communication intensifying, humanity is beginning to unify. It is interesting to inquire according to which ethos, if any. The idea of this Special Issue is to study this question by focusing on the notion of Political Correctness.
Political correctness reflects a process wherein moral and religious values increasingly share the stage with, and often defer to, more general imperatives and strictures governing social conduct. However, what are these imperatives and strictures? In which sense are they proposed, formulated, followed, enforced by politicians and other social actors?
Political correctness is presently culturally embedded in a particular socio-historical context, that of the political debates of Western Societies. It stigmatizes some values and promotes norms from the point of view of these societies. We may wonder if it will evolve, and how, into a more open and inclusive perspective.
It is important to investigate the concepts, assumptions, contentions and controversies of political correctness, to understand how it is practiced, how it develops, how it can be constructed. Many issues can be addressed:
- Origin and development of the expression “political correctness” and its correlated semantical network in lay thinking and in the public debate.
- The sensible topics of political correctness: liberty, economy, religion, human and animal rights, sexuality, health, education, nature preservation.
- The, so to say, “ten commandments” of political correctness: what is good or/and bad according to political correctness, which actions, for which reasons in what contexts? And why?
- How political correctness is related to central philosophical questions, such as the meaning of life, truth and happiness.
Prof. Dr. Jean-Yves Beziau
Dr. Thalia Magioglou
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Philosophies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.