The Philosophical Review

 

The Philosophical Review

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Journal Current volume: 128 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
607-255-6817
607-255-8177 (fax)
phil-review@cornell.edu

Editor in Chief:
Michelle Kosch

Editor:
Nicholas Silins

Associate Editors:
Matti Eklund
Gail Fine
Brian Weatherson

Editorial Manager:
Louise Silberling

Editorial Board: The Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University and Affiliates:
Richard Boyd
Tad Brennan
Charles Brittain
Matti Eklund
Gail Fine
Carl Ginet
Harold Hodes
T. H. Irwin
Alexander Kocurek
Michelle Kosch
Scott MacDonald
Kate Manne
Julia Markovits
Andrei Marmor
Richard W. Miller
Derk Pereboom
Sydney Shoemaker
Nicholas Silins
Will Starr
Nicholas L. Sturgeon
Brian Weatherson

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Authors submitting manuscripts should go to our web-based submissions system at www.philosophy.cornell.edu/philreview and create an account and upload the paper there. There is a text box for comments or questions.

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. There is no set maximum for paper length; however, authors are generally discouraged from submitting papers that exceed sixty double-spaced pages. 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 may send books to be considered for review to Book Review Editor, Philosophical Review, Cornell University, 217 Goldwin Smith Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-4601. The Philosophical Review generally does not respond to publisher or author inquiries about books for possible review, nor do we generally solicit specific books for review.

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Closing Dates
April 2020 (129:2) - Closes 01/31/2020
October 2020 (129:4) - Closes 07/30/2020
January 2020 (129:1) - Closes 11/08/2019
July 2020 (129:3) - Closes 05/27/2020

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