American Philosophical Quarterly

Editor: Patrick Grim


Current Volume: 59 (2022)
Issued quarterly (January, April, July, and October)
ISSN: 0003-0481
eISSN: 2152-1123


Since its inauguration in 1964, the American Philosophical Quarterly (APQ) has established itself as one of the principal English vehicles for the publication of scholarly work in philosophy. The whole of each issue—printed in a large-page, double-column format—is given to substantial articles; from time to time there are also "state of the art" surveys of recent work on particular topics. The editorial policy is to publish work of high quality, regardless of the school of thought from which it derives.

APQ is published by the University of Illinois Press on behalf of North American Philosophical Publications.

We have covered American Philosophical Quarterly as part of our podcast series, The UPside. Please check out our conversation with Karim Baraghith, Daniel Dennett, Christian J. Feldbacher-Escamilla, and Corina Stroessner:


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Patrick Grim
Center for Study of Complex Systems
University of Michigan

Nicholas Rescher
Executive Editor
Department of Philosophy
1012 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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Robert Francis Almeder, Georgia State University

Professor Nomy Arplay, Brown University

Professor Bradley Armour-Garb, SUNY Albany

Professor Paul Humphreys, University of Virginia

Professor Jonathan L. Kvanvig, Baylor University

Professor Jennifer Lackey, Northwestern University

Professor Marc Lange, University of North Carolina

Professor Alfred Mele, Florida State University

Professor Paul Moser, Loyola University Chicago

Professor Neil Tennant, Ohio State University

Associate Professor Patrick Toner, Wake Forest College

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American Philosophical Quarterly

The American Philosophical Quarterly welcomes original articles that advance our understanding of philosophical problems or positions, on any aspect of philosophy apart from history. Articles are subject to blind review and evaluated based on originality, rigor, depth of insight, mastery of relevant literature, and lucidity of style. The journal does not publish news items, book reviews, critical notices, or "discussion notes" (short or long). The journal does not consider articles under consideration elsewhere.

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Notices of Books Received

The journal occasionally prints notices of books received.
Books submitted for this list should be sent to:

Nicholas Rescher
Executive Editor, APQ
Department of Philosophy
1012 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260