The Philosophical Review


The Philosophical Review

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Journal Current volume: 130 Frequency: Quarterly
“No philosophy journal published in English is more highly regarded than the Philosophical Review.”
—David Sanford, Duke University

In continuous publication since 1892, the Philosophical Review has a long-standing reputation for excellence and has published many papers now considered classics in the field, such as W. V. O. Quine's “Two Dogmas of Empiricism,” Thomas Nagel's “What Is It Like to Be a Bat?,” and the early work of John Rawls. The journal aims to publish original scholarly work in all areas of analytic philosophy, with an emphasis on material of general interest to academic philosophers, and is one of the few journals in the discipline to publish book reviews. The journal practices triple-anonymous review of all submissions.


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Editorial Office:
Cornell University
217 Goldwin Smith
Ithaca, NY 14853-4601
607-255-8177 (fax)

Nicholas Silins
Karolina Hübner
Will Starr

Associate Editors:
Matti Eklund
Gail Fine
Michelle Kosch
Carlotta Pavese

Editorial Manager:
Louise Silberling

Editorial Board: The Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University and Affiliates:
Emad Atiq
Richard Boyd
Tad Brennan
Charles Brittain
John Doris
Matti Eklund
Gail Fine
Carl Ginet
Harold Hodes
Karolina Hübner
T. H. Irwin
Rachana Kamtekar
Alexander Kocurek
Michelle Kosch
Scott MacDonald
Kate Manne
Julia Markovits
Andrei Marmor
Richard W. Miller
Shaun Nichols
Carlotta Pavese
Derk Pereboom
Sydney Shoemaker
Nicholas Silins
Will Starr
Brian Weatherson

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Authors submitting manuscripts should go to our web-based submissions system at and create an account and upload the paper there. There is a text box for comments or questions. Only one submission per corresponding author is allowed at a time, and only one submission per twelve months.

For more information about the submission process, please see our editorial policies for authors.

Manuscripts must not have been published previously, in part or in whole, or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Neither the author's name nor the author's affiliation should be included in the manuscript, and any acknowledgments or references to the author's own work should not reveal the author's identity. Any prefatory or explanatory remarks intended for the editors or readers should be brief and should be in the e-mail and not part of the submitted manuscript, so that they may be kept anonymous by the editorial office.

The Philosophical Review practices a system of triple-blind review. The identity of a manuscript’s author is never revealed to referees, nor is the identity of referees ever revealed to authors, and the author’s identity is not revealed to editors until after they have reached a final (accept/reject) decision on the manuscript.

Double-space all text, including extracts and notes; all pages must be numbered and have margins of at least one inch on all sides. Please use a 12-point font size. We accept papers in PDF format only. We do not accept papers in Word, RTF, or LaTeX.  Please be sure to include an approximately 150-word abstract at the top of your paper and a word count. There is no set maximum for paper length; however, authors are discouraged from submitting papers that exceed 15,000 words including abstract, references, and footnotes. Manuscripts chosen for publication must eventually conform to The Chicago Manual of Style, seventeenth edition. Include a SEPARATE LIST OF WORKS CITED at the end of the paper, using FULL AUTHOR NAMES (not first initials).

Book reviews: Unsolicited book reviews are not accepted. Publishers and authors wishing their books to be considered for review may email the Editorial Manager at

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ISSN: 0031-8108
e-ISSN: 1558-1470