Journal: Philosophy in the Contemporary World

An International Journal
Sponsored by
The Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World

O vitae philosophia dux • O philosophy, you leader of life. – Cicero

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.  We do not publish book reviews.

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 5000-8000 words in length.  On matters of style and documentation consult Chicago Manual of Style and recent issues of the journal.

Electronic submissions are required.
Send manuscripts as an email attachment (in Word or .rtf format) to Taine Duncan and Geoff Pfeiffer, editors.

Subscriptions and Society Membership

Journal subscription & Membership Fee:

Limited income$20.00
Foreignadd $10

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

Tel. 800-444-2419 (toll free within the US and Canada)
E-mail or Website

Back issues and reprints are available from the Philosophy Documentation Center for $28.00

Contact Information

Inquires should be addressed to the co-editors:

Email Address: Taine Duncan & Geoff Pfeifer (


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) 366-9912