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Public Reason: Journal of Political and Moral Philosophy is a peer-reviewed journal of political and moral philosophy. Public Reason publishes articles, book reviews, as well as discussion notes from all the fields of political philosophy and ethics, including political theory, applied ethics, and legal philosophy. The Journal encourages the debate around rationality in politics and ethics in the larger context of the discussion concerning rationality as a philosophical problem.

Public Reason is committed to a pluralistic approach, promoting interdisciplinary and original perspectives as long as the ideal of critical arguing and clarity is respected. The journal is intended for the international philosophical community, as well as for a broader public interested in political and moral philosophy. It aims to promote philosophical exchanges with a special emphasis on issues in, and discussions on the Eastern European space.

Starting from 2010 Public Reason publishes two issues per year, in June and December. Public Reason is an open access e-journal, but it is also available in print.



ISSN: 2065-7285; EISSN 2065-8958



The library contains all the articles of Public Reason between 2009 (1/1) - 2010 (2/2)




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Prior permission to include your own article (or an amended version of it) in a volume of which you are the editor or co-editor is not required, but acknowledgements should be made.

You are allowed to post a digital version of your article on your personal website or institutional web server as long as the journal copyright is acknowledged.


Website of Public Reason

Subjects GlobeEthicsLib

  • Political ethics
  • Methods of ethics
    • Philosophical ethics