Journal Description

Basic information:

   Reason Papers: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Normative Studies is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal appearing online each fall and (beginning June 2013) each spring. It features full-length Articles and Discussion Notes, along with Symposia, Book Reviews, and Review Essays. Our Fall 2011 issue inaugurates a new section of the journal, "Afterwords," devoted to brief commentaries on contemporary issues, including original translations from non-English sources.
   As a "journal of interdisciplinary normative studies," Reason Papers publishes work whose content is "normative in the philosophical sense." As an interdisciplinary journal, Reason Papers's mission is guided by an ideal of disciplinary integration that extends beyond philosophical reflection on normative concepts. We welcome work in any academic field, as long as it meets the relevant standards of rigor for the fields it discusses, and as long as its normative implications are clear or made explicit.
   Reason Papers is a forum for inquiry and debate across a wide spectrum of views rather than the instrument of any one ideology, party, or camp. Thus, Reason Papers is not edited for conformity with any particular philosophical or ideological perspective, is neither aligned with nor endorses any other institution or organization, and receives no funding from any outside source.

ISSN: 03631893


The library is in the process of submitting all the articles/issues of Reason Papers from Issue No.1, Fall 1974 to Current


Copyright for articles published in this journal is retained by the journal. Reason Papers is an Open Access journal : readers thus have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all content in our Archives for free (i.e., without charge either to the user or to his or her institution).

Website of Reason Papers

Subjects GlobeEthicsLib

  • Global ethics
  • Political ethics
  • Cultural ethics
  • Methods of ethics
    • General and historical
    • Philosophical ethics
  • Community ethics

Subjects GlobeTheoLib

  • General theology/other