Purpose: To publish philosophical articles of current interest and encourage the interchange of ideas, especially the exploration of the borderline between philosophy and other disciplines.


The Journal of Philosophy was founded in 1904 as The Journal of Philosophy, Psychology, and Scientific Methods by Frederick J. E. Woodbridge and J. McKeen Cattell. In 1906, Wendell T. Bush became associated with the Journal as co-editor. In 1923, the Journal was incorporated in the State of New York under its present name. Since its founding it has been published from Columbia University. It is typeset by VTeX UAB, Vilnius, Lithuania, and printed by The Sheridan Press, Hanover, PA.

Editorial Board
Due to our blind-review policy, papers sent directly to any member of the Editorial Board, including the Executive Editors, will be ineligible for consideration. Please visit our Contacts & Addresses page for information about how to submit a manuscript or inquiry.

Executive Editors

Bernard Berofsky, Akeel Bilgrami, Carol Rovane, Achille C. Varzi


David Albert, Jessica Collins, Jon Elster, Jenann Ismael, Patricia Kitcher, Philip Kitcher, Charles Larmore, Wolfgang Mann, Robert May, John Morrison, Frederick Neuhouser, Christopher Peacocke, Daniel Rothschild, Gila Sher, Wilfried Sieg, Katja Vogt

Board of Trustees


Akeel Bilgrami

Vice President

Michael J. Mooney


Barbara Gimbel


Liaquat Ahamed

Other Trustees

Roger Alcaly
Lee Bollinger
Daniel Shapiro