Call for Papers: Special Issue on “Aristotle and the Good Life”


Call for Papers

Lokāyata: Journal of Positive Philosophy (ISSN 2249-8389)

Joint Issue Vol.VI (No.02) & Vol.VII (No.01), March 2017

Special Issue on “Aristotle and the Good Life”

Respected Faculty/Scholar,

I would like to invite all academicians from all disciplines to contribute research papers and articles for our journal. Lokāyata: Journal of Positive Philosophy (ISSN 2249-8389) is a bi-annual an online interdisciplinary journal of the Center for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS). UNESCO has declared 2016 the Aristotle Anniversary Year to mark the philosopher’s 2,400th birthday. The 38th session of the UNESCO General Conference held in Paris, was declared Jubilee year 2016 year of Aristotle. Mankind will commemorate the anniversary of the famous philosopher activities worldwide. Aristotle and his philosophical theories are known the world over thanks to the continuation of his teachings and the extensive body of work he left behind. Medieval scholars in the Arab world referred to him as “the first teacher”, his works formed the starting point for many philosophical and scientific theories, and he continues to be regarded as one of humanity’s most important and influential philosophers. In this continuation the present joint issue of Lokāyata: Journal of Positive Philosophy (ISSN 2249-8389) will be a significant tribute to this great scholar.

Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato’s teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle’s writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality, aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics. In the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle argues that what we seek is eudaimonia, a term translated in this reading as “happiness.” Eudaimonia is better expressed as “well-being” or “excellence of performing the proper function.” When Aristotle explains human virtue, he is not discussing what we now refer to as (Victorian) virtue. He is clarifying the peculiar excellence of human beings in the same manner as we often speak of the peculiar excellence attributable to the nature of a thing. For example, a tool is useful in virtue of the fact that it performs its function well. Aristotle’s purpose in the Nicomachean Ethics is not just to explain the philosophy of the excellence for human beings but also to demonstrate specifically how human beings can lead lives of excellence as activity in accordance with practical and theoretical reason.




The following sub-themes are selected for proposed special issue:

  1. Aristotle’s Idea of Good Life
  2. Aristotle’s Idea of Happiness
  3. The Highest Human Good
  4. Aristotle’s Notion of Virtues
  5. Aristotle’s Ideas of Justice
  6. Intellectual Virtues and Ethical Virtues
  7. Aristotle’s The Concept of Golden Mean
  8. Aristotle’s Concept of Pleasure
  9. Aristotle on Friendship
  10. Relation of Ethics and Politics
  11. Relation of Ethics and Society
  12. Educational Implications of Aristotle’s Ethics
  13. Relation between Reason and the Virtues
  14. Practical applications of Aristotle’s ethics
  15. Aristotle and Modern Ethical Thoughts
  16. Any other relevant theme.


Last date of Paper Submission: 31st January, 2017.

Format of Submission: The paper should be typewritten preferably in Times New Roman with 12 font size (English) and Kruti Dev (10) with 14 font size (Hindi) in MS-Word 2003 to 2010 and between 2500 to 3000 words. They should be typed on one side of the paper, double spaced with ample margins. The authors should submit the hard copy along with a CD and a copyright form to be sent to the editorial address.

Originality of Work: Only papers which have not been published elsewhere will be considered. Proofs will be sent to the authors if there is sufficient time to do so. An undertaking via a “Forwarding Letter” be submitted alongwith the paper.

Reference Style: Notes and references should appear at the end of the research paper/chapter. Citations in the text and references must correspond to each other; do not over reference by giving the obvious/old classic studies or the irrelevant. CPPIS follows The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition. The Chicago Manual of Style presents two basic documentation systems: (1) notes and bibliography and (2) author-date. Choosing between the two often depends on subject matter and the nature of sources cited, as each system is favored by different groups of scholars. The notes and bibliography style is preferred by many in the humanities. The author-date system has long been used by those in the physical, natural, and social sciences. CPPIS follows the first system i.e. Notes and Bibliography. For detail information downloads our “CPPIS Manual for Contributors and Reviewers” from below given links:

All contributions to the Journal are to be sent to:

Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Near Guaga Maidi, Balmiki Basti, H.No.255/8, Pehowa, Distt. Kurukshetra (HARYANA)-136128 (India) Mobile No.09896848775, 08288883993, E-mail:, Website: