Join us in welcoming James Petrik as the new editor of the History of Philosophy Quarterly (HPQ)! Professor Petrik is taking over HPQ from Volume 40, 2023.
James Petrik is professor and chair of philosophy at Ohio University. He is the author or editor of four books—including Descartes’s Theory of the Will (Hollowbrook, 1992) and Evil Beyond Belief (Routledge, 2015)—and numerous articles on ethics, the history of 17th and 18th century philosophy, medieval philosophy, and philosophy of religion. He is recipient of the 2017 International al-Farabi Gold Medal, awarded annually by Kazakh National University to an international scholar who has made important contributions to Kazakh Philosophy.
History of Philosophy Quarterly specializes in papers that cultivate philosophical history with a strong interaction between contemporary and historical concerns. Contributors regard work in the history of philosophy and in philosophy itself as parts of a seamless whole, treating the work of past philosophers not only in terms of historical inquiry, but also as a means of dealing with issues of ongoing philosophical concern. The journal favors the approach to philosophical history, increasingly prominent in recent years, that refuses to see the boundary between philosophy and its history as an impassable barrier.
HPQ is published by the University of Illinois Press on behalf of North American Philosophical Publications.