· Dr. Stephen Thornton (Editor), Dept. of Philosophy, MIC, University of Limerick, Ireland.
· Dr. Eugene O'Brien (Reviews Editor), Head, Department of English, MIC, University of Limerick, Ireland.
· Dr. Costica Bradatan, Department of Philosophy & Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, Miami University, Ohio, USA. .
· Dr. Jones Irwin, Department of Education, St.
Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland.
The Editor wishes to acknowledge the professional assistance of the following in the production of volume 8 of Minerva:>
· Dr. Louise Campbell, Department of Philosophy, MIC, University of Limerick, Ireland.
· Dr. Pat O'Sulliva, Department of Mathematics & Computer Studies, MIC, University of Limerick, Ireland.
· Dr. Chris Lawn, Department of Philosophy, MIC, University of Limerick, Ireland.
Minerva is an electronic journal of philosophy. It is
published annually and is available on an open-access basis on the Internet.
The journal publishes articles relating to philosophy construed in a broad but
scholarly sense, without preference for any particular school or intellectual
tradition. Each volume will appear in the month of November. As an electronic
journal, Minerva provides swift publication and distribution, while
reaction to published articles can be garnered with equal speed. It is intended
that the journal will foster debate by publishing considered replies to certain
articles and providing a forum for scholarly discourse.
It is intended that each volume of Minerva will include articles which have been submitted to the editor over the World Wide Web. Submissions are therefore sought on any topic from professional philosophers and other suitably qualified individuals, and may range from formal scholarly treatises to reviews and discursive or colloquial discussions which would be accessible and intelligible to any literate reader. Submissions are judged exclusively on their philosophical merits. The decision of the editorial board on the acceptability of any submitted article is final, and correspondence will be not be entered into in relation to any submission which is not accepted for publication in the Journal.
Articles should be submitted (Word, RTF or HTML format) by e-mail to Dr. Stephen Thornton, or by surface post on diskette only, to:
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Department of Philosophy
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The Harvard style of referencing should be used.
The number of footnotes should be limited as much as possible, but a small number may be retained if necessary for essential parenthetical comments.
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