David Sosa on launching ‘Analytic Philosophy’

Starting in 2011, the journal Philosophical Books was renamed Analytic Philosophy. The journal features original peer-reviewed research in all areas of philosophy, along with other kinds of pieces like book symposia, critical notices, and reviews, etc. In this interview, we caught up with the editor, David Sosa, and asked him a little about the remit for the new project, and what he considers to be the most important questions in philosophy today.

Philosopher’s Eye: Starting in 2011, Philosophical Books has been renamed Analytic Philosophy. What were some of the reasons for the transition?

David Sosa: Philosophical Books was a great resource for the profession for many years (since 1960!), so the change was not without some regret. And we’ve kept the retro look-and-feel of the journal. But I thought there was an opportunity to do more for the discipline by emphasising original research articles and not limiting the journal to review-type essays. To highlight that evolution in the journal’s aims and scope, we also changed Continue reading “David Sosa on launching ‘Analytic Philosophy’”

Complimentary issue of Philosophical Books

Philosophical Books, Edited by David Sosa, have just released a complimentary issue.

A little bit about the journal: Philosophical Books carries extensive discussions of major new publications in all areas of philosophy. The journal features longer critical notices, substantial treatments of important recent books.

Apparently from 2011, they are going to focus on peer-reviewed research articles—original philosophical work in all areas of philosophy (book symposia, critical notices, and reviews will still be carried, as well as “discussions” and other sorts of philosophical pieces).