De Ethica
A Journal of
Philosophical,
Theological and
Applied Ethics

A JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHICAL, THEOLOGICAL AND APPLIED ETHICS

De Ethica seeks to publish scholarly works in philosophical, theological and applied ethics. It is a fully peer-reviewed, open-access publication hosted by Linköping University Electronic Press. We are committed to making papers of high academic quality accessible to a wide audience.

De Ethica is published in cooperation with Societas Ethica, the European Society for Research in Ethics. Societas Ethica was founded in Basel, Switzerland in 1964; today it has more than 200 members from more than 20 countries, representing a variety of theological and philosophical traditions. The annual conferences of Societas Ethica draw speakers from across the globe and provide a lively forum for intellectual exchange. Like Societas Ethica, De Ethica aims to create dialogue across national, political, and religious boundaries.

We welcome contributions from all philosophical and theological traditions. While we do welcome historically and empirically oriented work, our focus is on normative ethical questions. We have a special interest in papers that contribute to ongoing public debates, e.g., about global justice and environmental ethics, the secular state and the role of religion, or international migration and human rights.

It is our aim to facilitate intellectual exchange across disciplinary and geographical boundaries and across the gaps between different philosophical and theological traditions. Thus we seek to publish papers that advance a clear and concise argument, avoid jargon, and are accessible to a non-specialized academic audience.

De Ethica is an Open Access publication with no publication fee. This means that the contents of the journal are published free of charge for authors, and can be accessed free of charge by readers. De Ethica uses Creative Commons BY-NC licencing (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), meaning that anyone may make full use of an article for non-commercial purposes as long as a full reference (including DOI) is given to the original publication. Additionally authors are free to archive the copy-edited version of the article at his or her web page, or at their university's web page).

By publishing exclusively online, De Ethica is not only more accessible than most traditional journals, but its production is also considerably more environmentally friendly.

Editorial Staff

Editor in Chief
Elena Namli (Uppsala University, Sweden)

Executive Editor
Jenny Ehnberg (Uppsala Univeristy, Sweden)

Associate Editor
Maren Behrensen (University of Münster, Germany)

Assistant Editor
Heidi Jokinen (Åbo Akademi University, Finland)

Editorial Board
Tina Beattie (University of Roehampton, United Kingdom)
Göran Collste (Linköping University, Sweden)
Marcus Düwell (Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Raimond Gaita (University of Melbourne, Australia; and King's College London, United Kingdom)
Hille Haker (Loyola University Chicago, United States)
Lena Halldenius (Lund University, Sweden)
Robert Heeger (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
Neil Messer (Winchester University, United Kingdom)
Michael Northcott (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Philip Pettit (Princeton University, United States)
Pamela Slotte (Åbo Akademi University)
Hans Ulrich (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
Peter Vallentyne (University of Missouri, United States)