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Last updated: April 2023

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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  philosophy. In light of the expertise of our editorial team, we consider contributions in the following areas: Ancient Greek and Latin Philosophy, early to late Medieval Philosophy (Latin, Arabic, Hebrew), and European and Anglo-American philosophical traditions from the Renaissance to 20th century. We also consider contributions that explore historical influences between these areas and with traditions in the history of philosophy not mentioned here.


Now in its sixty-first year, the Journal is published by The Johns Hopkins University Press and is available online at Project Muse.

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February 6, 2023

The Article Prize Committee has awarded the prize for the best article published in the journal in 2022 to Karolina Hübner's "Representation and Mind-Body Identity in Spinoza's Philosophy" (JHP 60.1 [January 2022]: 47-77).

December 21, 2022

The Journal of the History of Philosophy Book Prize (books published in 2021) is awarded to Arthur Ripstein for Kant and the Law of War (Oxford University Press, 2021).

Dark Matters: Pessimism and the Problem of Suffering (Princeton University Press, 2021) by Mara van der Lugt received an honorable mention.

December 4, 2022

Call for applications: JHP summer seminar, "Ancient Origins of Renaissance and Early Modern Feminism." The classes will take place from May 15th to May 19th of 2023. The deadline for application is on February 15th, 2023.

December 6, 2021

The JHP has a new podcast series. In the third episode, John Wynne (Classics, University of Utah) interviews Matthew Walker on Matthew's article, "Aristotle's Eudemus and the Propaedeutic Use of the Dialogue Form."