As many of you know, for approximately the last four years the Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy has been publishing shorter discussion notes. Starting this month, I will be taking over as editor for the discussion notes section on JESP, taking over from Julia Driver.
For the last four years, Julia has been doing fantastic work with the discussion notes on JESP, getting the concept off to a really great start and filling what I think has been a real void in the field for a venue to publish important points in ethics without adding filler to bring them up to current conventions of standard paper length. JESP has been publishing at a rate of about 7 discussion notes per year, and impressively, over a third of published notes are by PEA Soupers.
I hope to pick up exactly where she’s left off, and continue to try to find and provide a venue for the best discussion-length points being made today in the fields of applied ethics, normative theory, metaethics, social and political philosophy, the philosophy of law, and cognate topics. I hope that you’ll all keep JESP on your radar screen and send us your best short work!