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The Philosophical Society Review


The Review is a serious 'amateur' journal of philosophy which provides an opportunity for members to get their work into print. It is published annually and is distributed free to members. One copy is held by the Rewley House Library. Past issues from 2003 onwards are also available electronically in the PDF format from the Review Archive.

The quality of each year's Review is entirely dependent on your contributions – so you are strongly encouraged to submit your work for consideration. New contributors are especially welcome.

As joint editors, we encourage you to submit a broad range of material. You might consider writing:

  • Essays and articles. These will remain the backbone of the Review, and previous editions indicate the style and standard. The limit is 4000 words, including footnotes and bibliography.
  • Reviews and analyses of books, radio and TV programmes, philosophy internet resources, and OUDCE or other courses.
  • Dialogues between members on philosophical issues.
  • Responses to pieces in previous Reviews.
  • Even better ideas that no one has thought of yet.. Are you fascinated by the philosophical implications of the latest cosmological discoveries? Do you feel an urgent need to share your arguments on a contemporary ethical issue? Perhaps you have a burning desire to analyse Adorno's negative dialectics? Whatever your interests, do submit your thoughts. The only criterion is that the material is philosophical in method – and that whilst expression of obscurity is excusable, the reverse is not.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss your ideas. Whilst the deadline for submission is September 19th 2016, early submission would be much appreciated. Submissions should be sent (preferably in either .doc or .odt format)) to the Editor with your contact details.

There is this template available to present your submissions, which you may like to use, though we don't mind any of the normal formats. (NB: On some systems you may need to hold down the 'control' key, while clicking on the above template link.)

Please note that arrangements for Chadwick Prize entries are different – see the Chadwick Prize page. The winner and runner-up will be published in the Review, and other entries may be.

To reiterate – the success of the Review is entirely dependent on your submissions.