Philosophy in the Contemporary World

Philosophy in the Contemporary World is a peer-reviewed journal committed to the application of philosophy in understanding and providing potential responses to conceptual and practical questions pertinent to everyday social, cultural, and political life. The journal provides a unique venue for continuing dialogue in applied philosophy, contemporary ethical issues, social and political philosophy, philosophy and public policy, philosophy of the professions, race and gender, environmental philosophy, disability studies, and educational philosophy.

We are committed to the belief that philosophy and philosophical communities benefit from a diverse array of liberatory perspectives, methodologies, and inclusive practices. To this end, the journal seeks to be a resource for advancing these perspectives both theoretically and practically within philosophy and related academic discourses.   

The journal is published on a nonprofit basis and in a truly cooperative spirit.


Editorial Information


Taine Duncan, Co-Editor, University of Central Arkansas & Geoff Pfeifer, Co-Editor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Editorial Advisors Trudy Conway, Mount St. Mary’s University Andrew Fiala, California State University, Fresno Charles W. Harvey, University of Central Arkansas

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 Andrew Fiala, California State University, Fresno 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

In Memoriam, Deceased Editors Joe Frank Jones III, Barton College Jim Sauer, St. Mary’s University

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. 

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 5,000-8,000 words in length.  On matters of style and documentation consult Chicago Manual of Style and recent issues of the journal.

Electronic submissions are required. Manuscripts should be sent to the editors at

Subscriptions and Society Membership

  • Regular $55.00

  • Limited income $20.00

  • Non-US add $10

  • Lifetime $1000.00

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

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Inquires should be addressed to the Editors

Or, by postal mail :

  • Taine Duncan Editor, Philosophy in the Contemporary World, Associate Professor and Director of Gender Studies Program University of Central Arkansas Irby 118 D Conway, AR 72035 (501) 852-2641