Our semi-annual journal is published by the University of Arkansas Department of Philosophy.

Philosophical Topics publishes contributions to all areas of philosophy, each issue being devoted to the problems in one area. Recent issues have been concerned with individuation, introspection, and free will.

"Philosophical Topics has evolved from a regional journal into a publication featuring invited papers, many of which are authored by leading scholars on an international level."

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Selected papers from recent and forthcoming volumes:

Moral Realism without Convergence, Sarah McGrath, Princeton University
Austerity, Psychology, and the Intelligibility of Nonsense, Denis McManus, University of Southampton

Volume 38, Number 1 (Spring 2010)
Issue Topic: Ethics

Philosophical Topics 38(1), “Ethics”, features papers on a variety of topics in ethics. Contributions explore the relations between moral theory and moral practice and the nature of moral discourse in relation to moral disagreement and conflicts of value.
Contributors include: Christopher Cowley (University College Dublin), Alice Crary (New School for Social Research), Cora Diamond (Virginia), Joshua Gert (William & Mary), David Levy (Edinburgh), Judith Lichtenberg (Georgetown), Sabina Lovibond (Worcester College, Oxford), Nigel Pleasants (Exeter), Duncan Richter (Virginia Military Institute), and Kieran Setiya (Pittsburgh).


Volume 37, Number 1
Issue Topic: Perception and Intentionality.

Guest editor: Alan Thomas, University of Kent
This volume includes essays on a variety of issues growing out of John McDowell’s influential Mind and World. These issues include the nature and content of perception, the role of imagination therein, the conditions for a “minimal empiricism,” and the nature of the self. Contributors are David Bain, Paul Coates, Richard Gaskin, Adrian Haddock, Marie McGinn, Michael
Morris, Paul Snowdon, Alan Thomas, and Rachel Wiseman.

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Volume 37, Number 2
Issue Topic: Global Gender Justice

Guest Editor: Alison M. Jaggar, University of Colorado
Issues of global gender justice, because of their virtually universal extent, possess great moral and political urgency. As a result, they present new challenges in political philosophy, both with respect to specific ways in which contemporary global institutions and policies have disparate and burdensome consequences for specific groups of women and with respect to questions of how elements of gender bias may affect central categories used in discussions of global justice. The papers in this volume address many dimensions of these challenges. Contributors include Brooke Ackerly, Linda Alcoff, Gillian Brock, Thom Brooks, Ann Ferguson, Alison Jaggar, Eva Kittay, Ruth Macklin, Vandana Shiva, and Rachel Silvey. A critical introduction by Professor
Jaggar is included.

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Volume 36, Number 1
Pragmatism and Contemporary Philosophy

Guest Editor: Steven Levine, University of Massachusetts-Boston
This issue charts the variety of ways that pragmatism is being taken up by contemporary thought and thus demonstrates the continuing vitality of this tradition. The volume includes articles by Barry Allen, Richard J. Bernstein, William Blattner, Russell Goodman, Susan Haack, Philip Kitcher, David Macarthur, Sami Pihlström, and others.

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Volume 36, Number 2
On Between Saying and Doing

Papers commenting on Robert Brandom’s 2006 Locke Lectures, now published as Between Saying and Doing: Towards an Analytic Pragmatism. Commentators are John McDowell, John MacFarlane, Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer, Huw Price, Jaroslav Peregrin, and Sebastian Rödl. Also included are an overview essay by Brandom and his responses to the commentators and additional essays on topics related to his work.

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Vol 35, Numbers 1 and 2

Guest Editors Eric Funkhouser (University of Arkansas) and Barry Ward (University of Arkansas)
This double issue on metaphysics has two sets of themes, each central in contemporary analytic metaphysics. The first emphasizes concerns with methodology. The second involves kinds and related issues, embracing such topics as essentialism, reduction, natural properties, and the nature of particular kinds such as disease and species. Authors on the methodology of metaphysics include Michael Dickson (University of South Carolina); Janice Dowell (University of Nebraska) and Sean Foran (Bowling Green State University); Matti Eklund (Cornell University); Ned Hall (Harvard University); Daniel Nolan (University of Nottingham); Alan Sidelle (University of Wisconsin); Chris Swoyer (University of Oklahoma); and Peter van Inwagen (University of Notre Dame). Authors on kinds include Alexander Bird (University of Bristol); Ronald Endicott (North Carolina State University); Carl Gillett (Northern Illinois University); Marc Lange (University of North Carolina); Barry Loewer (Rutgers University); David Robb (Davidson College); Scott Soames (University of Southern California); Amie Thomasson (University of Miami); Robert Wilson (University of Alberta), Matthew Barker (University of Wisconsin) and Ingo Brigandt (University of Alberta); and Gene Witmer (University of Florida).

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Volume 34, Numbers 1 & 2
Analytic Kantianism

Issue Editor: James Conant
Contributors: Robert Brandom, Eli Friedlander, Michael Friedman, Hannah Ginsborg, Arata Hamawaki, Andrea Kern, Michael Kremer, Thomas Land, Thomas Lockhart, Béatrice Longuenesse, John McDowell, A.W. Moore, Sebastian Rödl, and Clinton Tolley.

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Volume 33, Number 1

Contributors: Tyler Burge, Alex Byrne, John Campbell, Jonathan Cohen, David Hilbert, James John, Jack Lyons, Mohan Matthen, Alva Noë, Susanna Siegel, Paul F. Snowdon, Charles Travis, and William H. Warren.

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Volume 33, Number 2

Issue Editors: Randall Havas and Edward Minar
Contributors: Maria Alvarez, Jessica N. Berry, Richard Bett, Robert Guay, Randall Havas, Brian Leiter, David Owen, Bernard Reginster, Aaron Ridley, Richard Schacht, and Tracy B. Strong

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Volume 32, Number 1 & 2

Guest editor John M. Fischer

Contributors: Richard J. Arneson, Michael E. Bratman, John Ross Churchill, Randolph Clarke, Andrew Eshleman, Carl Ginet, Christopher Grau, Ishtiyaque Haji, Noa Latham, Michael McKenna, Alfred R. Mele, Dana Nelkin, Timothy O'Connor, Marina Oshana, Derk Pereboom, Paul Russell, Ira M. Schnall, Angela M. Smith, Daniel Speak, Galen Strawson, Manuel Vargas, Kadri Vihvelin, R. Jay Wallace, Henrik Walter, and Gideon Yaffe.

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Volume 31, Numbers 1 & 2
Modern Philosophy

These eighteen essays focus on the founders of modern philosophy, including the rationalists, the empiricists, and Kant.

John Broughton, John Carriero, Edwin Curley, Michael Della Rocca, Don Garrett, Paul Guyer, Gary Hatfield, Nicholas Jolley, Patricia Kitcher, Samuel Level, Paul Lodge, Louis E. Loeb, Marleen Rosemond, Donald Rutherford, Alison Simmons, James van Cleve, Allen Wood Gideon Yaffe

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Volume 30, Number 1
Identity and Individuation

Joseph Almog, Lynne Rudder Baker, John Hawthorne, Mark Heller, Eli Hirsch, Mark Johnston, Joel Katzav, Eric T. Olson, Carol Rovane, Nathan Salmon, Alan Sidelle, Theodore Sider, and Dean W. Zimmerman

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Volume 29, Numbers 1 & 2
The Philosphy of Alvin Goldman
Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. He works primarily in epistemology, philosophy of the cognitive sciences, and the philosphy of mind.

Issue Editors:
Christopher Hill, Hilary Kornbluth, and Tom Senor


William P. Alston
Robert Audi
Laurence BonJour
Thomas Christiano
Paul M. Churchland
Jules L. Coleman
Martin Davies
Alvin Goldman
Robert M. Gordon
Jane Heal
David Henderson
Terry Horgan
Philip Kitcher
Larry Laudan
Brian Leiter
William G. Lycan
Shaun Nichols
Frederick F. Schmitt
Ernest Sosa
Dan Sperber
Stephen Stich
Tony Stone
Barry STroud
Jonathan M. Weinberg

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Volume 28, Number 2


Dorit Bar-On
John Campbell
Tim Crane
Kevin Falvey
Andre Gallois
Brie Gertler
Michael S. Gordon
Eric Lormand
Shaun Nichols
David Rosenthal
Eric Schwitzgebel
Sydney Shoemaker
Robert Van Gulick

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