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The Philosopher is the longest-running public philosophy journal in the UK, founded in 1923. It is published by the PSE (The Philosophical Society of England), a registered charity founded in 1913, and still running regular groups, workshops, and conferences around the UK. As of 2018, The Philosopher has been edited by Newcastle-based philosopher Anthony Morgan and is published quarterly, both in print and digitally. 

The aim of The Philosopher is to publish work of philosophical and public interest, written in an engaging and critically engaged style. Our understanding of what constitutes “philosophy” is broad and extends beyond the narrow confines typically set by the academy. We take seriously the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary philosophy, encouraging contributions from historians, cultural theorists, geographers, psychologists, classicists, activists, artists, and more. 

We are keen to foster inclusionary citational practices (along the lines articulated by Sara Ahmed – https://feministkilljoys.com/2013/09/11/making-feminist-points). As a result, we tend not to accept submissions that cite exclusively men.

We are also keen to explore different models of authorship and are open to work submitted by co-authors, collectives, etc. 


Potential contributors should be aware of their subject position when writing and should avoid uncritical use of pronouns like “we”, “our”, “you” and “they”.

Submitted work should be written in an accessible style, with terms of art appropriately explained.

All our contributors retain copyright of their work and all papers are available for free on request.

Our print issues are dispatched globally by Unique Magazines

Read more information about the history of the PSE.

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Anthony Morgan

Editorial Board 

Jana Bacevic

Darren Chetty

Alexander Douglas

Brian D. Earp

Adam Ferner

Moya Mapps

Alexis Papazoglou

Chiara Ricciardone

John Robinson

Andrés Saenz De Sicilia

Lauren Slater

Olúfémi O. Táíwò

Lani Watson

Peter West


Cover Design (Print)

Art Consultant


Joanna Ciafone

Olive Richardson

Keren Bester

Emil Kunna

Jonathan Farrell