The primary goal of Ethical Perspectives: Journal of the European Ethics Network, is the promotion of dialogue between fundamental and applied ethics at an international level. It strives to accomplish this through interdisciplinary collaboration among ethicists and specialists from diverse sciences. Given this goal, the European Ethics Network seeks to use Ethical Perspectives to create a forum for transnational dialogue.
Not only for ethicists: Interdisciplinarity
Ethical Perspectives is for ethicists but not just for ethicists. Systematic reflection about ethical foundations demands a careful attention to all dimensions of the issues and problems. By definition, therefore, ethical reflection must be inderdisciplinary. (Anyone, for instance, who is concerned about ethical questions about family life must also address questions about the psychology of human relations, socio-economic issues, gender issues, etc.)
This interdisciplinary approach which is so important for ethical reflection, encounters some opposition today in scientific circles where the movement is toward an even greater specialization, threatening to compartmentalize the work of ethicists. Through Ethical Perspectives specialists in their respective areas of professional life and scientific research are invited to dialogue with each other.
In depth reflection and dialogue
Ethical Perspectives exists to stimulate in depth reflection and dialogue among researchers and decision-makers in all areas of human endeavour who are conscious of the deep-seated ethical questions in areas such as contemporary economics, sociology, medicine and health care, politics, law, business, labour relations, cultural life, etc. Ethical Perspectives will also focus in a particular way on the pedagogy of ethics at university and higher-education levels : i.e., pedagogical issues connected with training the trainers.