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Philosophy in the Contemporary World

An International Journal Sponsored by the Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World

O vitae philosophia dux  •  O philosophy, you leader of life.  – Cicero


Philosophy in the Contemporary World is a peer-reviewed journal committed to the application of philosophy in understanding and solving contemporary ethical and conceptual problems. It provides a unique venue for continuing dialogue in applied philosophy, contemporary ethical issues, philosophy and public policy, philosophy of the professions, race and gender studies, environmental philosophy, educational philosophy, and a range of multi-cultural issues.

Philosophy in the Contemporary World is indexed in Academic Search Premier, American Humanities Index, Current Abstracts, Index Philosophicus, International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (IBZ), International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, and Philosopher's Index.  Electronic access is provided by the Philosophy Documentation Center.

The journal is published on a non-profit basis in a truly cooperative spirit.  It encourages submissions that cross disciplinary boundaries.


Editorial Information

Andrew Fiala, Editor, California State University—Fresno

Joseph Orosco, Co-Editor, Oregon State University

Editorial Advisors

Trudy Conway, Mount St. Mary’s University
Joe Frank Jones III, Barton College
Jim Sauer, St. Mary’s University

Editorial Review Board

Robert M. Baird, Baylor University
David K. Chan, University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point
R. Paul Churchill, George Washington University
Richard A. Cohen, Univ. of North Carolina—Charlotte
Jeremiah Conway, University of Southern Maine
Janet Donohoe, University of West Georgia
David Duquette, St. Norbert College
Ralph Ellis, Clark Atlantic University
John Fritzman, Lewis and Clark College
Richard F. Galvin, Texas Christian University
Craig Hanks, Southwest Texas State University
Charles W. Harvey, University of Central Arkansas
Lynn Holt, Mississippi State University
Lucas Introna, Lancaster University School of Management.
Jeff Jordan, University of Delaware
Michael Krausz, Bryn Mawr College
Barbara LaBossiere, California State University, Fresno
Kate Lindemann, Mount Saint Mary College
Robert Metcalf, University of Colorado—Denver
Roger Paden, George Mason University
Lani Roberts, Oregon State University
Stuart Rosenbaum, Baylor University
Ronald Sandler, Northeastern University
Sally Scholz, Villanova University
David E. Schrader, Washington and Jefferson College
Dane Scott, University of Montana
William O. Stephens, Creighton University
Jeremy Wisnewski, Hartwick College


Submission Information and Policies

Articles should be clearly and concisely written.  They should treat their subjects in an original and substantive manner.  And they should use the resources of philosophical thought to help define, analyze, clarify, or resolve contemporary problems.  We do not publish book reviews.

Review of Manuscripts and Submission Guidelines

Submissions are anonymously reviewed by two members of the Editorial Review Board or by others chosen by the Editor.  The journal is committed to providing constructive criticism to authors whether their work is accepted for publication or not.  Our acceptance rate is 25-30%. 

Review of manuscripts will be done in a timely fashion and authors will be contacted with a final decision in around 3 months.  Authority for accepting and rejecting manuscripts rests with the Editor. 

Manuscripts should be prepared for anonymous review and should be accompanied by a short abstract.  Manuscripts should be double-spaced, with endnotes and a list of works cited following the text.  Explanatory notes should be used sparingly; citations should be made in parentheses (author date). Manuscripts should be 3,000-5,000 words in length.  On matters of style and documentation consult Chicago Manual of Style and recent issues of the journal.

Electronic submissions are required.   

Send manuscripts as email attachment (in Word or rtf format) to Joseph Orosco, Co-Editor at: joseph.orosco@oregonstate.edu

Subscriptions and Society Membership

Journal subscription, including membership in the Society: 

Regular  $55.00 
Limited income  $20.00 
Foreign  add $10 
Lifetime  $1000.00

Subscription services for Philosophy in the Contemporary World are provided by the Philosophy Documentation Center

Tel. 800-444-2419 (toll free within the US and Canada)

E-mail order@pdcnet.org

Web: www.pdcnet.org

Back issues and reprints are available from the Philosophy Documentation Center for $28.00

Contact Information

Inquires should be addressed to the Editor: Andrew Fiala

Or you may contact the Editor at the following address:

Andrew Fiala
Editor, Philosophy in the Contemporary World
Department of Philosophy
California State University, Fresno
2380 E. Keats Ave.
Fresno, CA  93740
(559) 278-2124

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