Etica-mente is also a philosophical yearly academic journal with ISSN 2724-3745, enlisted as Scientific Journal by ANVUR for Area 11 (Moral Philosophy). The official name of the journal is Etica-mente. L’annuario.

The journal calls for papers on specific topics and also invites submissions on any topics of the author’s choice. Accepted languages are Italian and English. Please, see the current CFP and deadlines for the next upcoming issue.


The paper should focus on any philosophical issues linked to the concept of body. Possible lines might pinpoint the relationship mind-body or soul-body, as in modern or contemporary views (e.g., Descartes, Popper, Ortega y Gasset, Merleau-Ponty) or as in the theological perspective (e.g., Augustine, Aquinas). The paper might highlight the relationship between Leib and Körper as in the phenomenological perspective, e.g., Husserl, Scheler. Also, papers might consider the role that technology plays in relation with human bodies, e.g., Gehlen, Plessner, Ortega y Gasset, or explore the current topics of post- and transhumanism. In this sense, paper might also pinpoint whether technology has changed the relationship between human bodies and emotions, e.g., sexuality and digital bodies, AI, sex robots. New frontiers of bodily definitions and experiences might be explored, as in mind upload and digital conscience. A possible line of investigation might stem from the analysis of bodily emotions, as in Damasio, or whether body is linked to sentiments as in love or desire, e.g., Rée, Ortega y Gasset, Lacan. The paper might consider the epistemological frames of a bodily knowledge compared to a non-bodily or ideal one, since Plato on, also in relation with the concept of beauty. This last topic might be related to the analysis of the role of women and their relationship with bodily issues, as set in past or contemporary societies (e.g., de Beauvoir). Another possible analysis might be grounded in the issue of the control of bodies, as in bio-politics/necro-politics views, e.g., Foucault. Also, the difference between zoe and bios, e.g., Agamben, might be a possible area of analysis. The CFP also invites explorations in the area of art and artworks, where body widely plays a central role, e.g., Abramović, Yōko Ono. The paper might also explore the role of space in relation with body, e.g., Foucault, Ortega y Gasset, or in relation with time, e.g., Heidegger. Finally, the paper might focus on the role of the body as seen in non-Western traditions, e.g., Zhuangzi, Lao Tzu, the Tao.

The proposal should offer a philosophical analysis about the topic and should not exceed the length of 30,000 characters, including spaces, abstract and references. Please, follow the editorial formatting style guidelines on our website before submitting a proposal.

Etica-mente is an Open Access journal, with double blind peer review and associates a DOI to each article. The articles are distributed under the Creative Common license (CC BY 4.0).

The submission should be prepared for blind review in 3 files and be sent to [email protected]:
1) anonymous paper
2) abstract (max 100 words)
3) author’s biographical-academic and contact information.

For more details, please feel free to contact the editorial board at [email protected].


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30,000 characters, spaces included – abstract and references included (10,000 for reviews)
100 words for the abstract (in English only)
5 keywords (in English only), separated by a comma

Submissions must comply with the blind review, so 3 files must be submitted:
1) anonymous paper
2) abstract
3) author’s bio-academic and contact information


The system is author-date:

(Last name, year, page)

In case of 2 authors:

Last name 1, Last Name 2, year, page)

In case of 3 or more authors

(Last name 1 et al., year, page)

Use quotation marks “…”, not «…». Within quotations use single marks ‘…’.

It is recommended to separate the paper into paragraphs, with number and title. Footnotes must be strictly limited.


References must be placed at the end of the paper and following these rules:

• For books:

Last name, N. Year. Title. Place: Publisher

For editions different from the first one:

Last name, N. Year of the first edition. Title. Place: Publisher, Year of the used edition.

For Italian translations:

Last name, N. Year of the first edition. Original title. Place: Publisher (transl., Title. Place: Publisher, Year).

• For articles in journals, magazines, newspapers:

Last name, N. Year. “Title”. Journal, volume/issue, pages

Last name, N. Year. “Title”. Newspaper, date

• For essays in books:

Last name, N. Year. Title of the essay. In N. Last name (ed.), Title of the book. Place: Publisher, pages

In case of more books from the same author and the same year add a progressive letter after the year:

Last name, N. Yeara. Title. Place: Publisher

Last name, N. YearbTitle. Place: Publisher


One space only between words. One space after punctuation, never before. No spaces within brackets. No spaces in numbers and dates (eg. 15-16, 2005-2006).


No dots, eg. BBC, USA, NATO, DC, PCI.


Italics must be used for:

1) Titles of works of any kind;

2) For any foreign or technical term.

For terms from non-Latin alphabets, use transliterated Latin alphabet.