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Last updated: March 2021

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Journal of the History of Philosophy

Founded in response to a motion passed by the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association in December 1957 approving "the establishment of a journal devoted to the history of philosophy," the Journal of the History of Philosophy is an internationally recognized quarterly that publishes peer-reviewed articles, notes, discussions, and book reviews devoted to the history of Western philosophy, broadly conceived.


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September 8, 2022

The Journal of the History of Philosophy is seeking a new book review editor. The book review editor is also, ex officio, a member of the journal's board of directors.

Requirements: PhD in philosophy with a specialization in some field of the history of philosophy. Preference will be given to individuals holding a tenured faculty position at a university or college.

Please send inquiries and letters of interest to the president of the JHP Board of Directors, Steven Nadler, jhp@philosophy.wisc.edu

February 21, 2022

The winner of the 2021 JHP Article Prize is Matthew D. Walker, for "Aristotle's Eudemus and the Propaedeutic Use of the Dialogue Form," JHP 59.3 (July 2021): 399-427.

December 21, 2021

The 2021 Journal of the History of Philosophy Book Prize (books published in 2020) is awarded to Karen Ng for Hegel's Concept of Life: Self-Consciousness, Freedom, Logic (Oxford University Press, 2020).

December 6, 2021

The JHP has a new podcast series. In the first episode,  Peter Adamson (LMU Munich) interviews Jari Kaukua (Univ of Jyväskylä) on his prize-winning article, "Avicenna's Outsourced Rationalism." 

November 1, 2021

Call for Applications: JHP Summer Seminar, "Kantian Epistemologies." The classes will take place from July 11th to July 15th 2022. The deadline for applications is on March 15, 2022. 

October 30, 2020

JHP is now on twitter: https://twitter.com/JHistPhil.

March 23, 2020

The Board of Directors of the Journal of the History of Philosophy, Inc., is pleased to announce that Deborah Boyle (College of Charleston) will be the journal’s new editor, effective July 31, 2020.