John Heil to be inaugural editor-in-chief of Journal of the American Philosophical Association
Monday, December 9, 2013
Posted by: Amy Ferrer
The American Philosophical Association and Cambridge
University Press are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor John
Heil as the inaugural editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Philosophical Association.
Professor Heil’s four-year term will commence
on January 1, 2014, and the first issue of the journal will be published in early
2015. Submissions are now open, and additional information about the
submissions process will be available shortly.
Appearing quarterly in print and online, the Journal of the American Philosophical
Association will provide a platform for original work in all areas of
philosophy. The journal aims to
publish compelling papers written in a way that can be appreciated by
philosophers of every persuasion.
John Heil is professor of philosophy at
Washington University in St Louis and an honorary research associate at Monash
University, working primarily on topics in metaphysics and philosophy of mind. "The
impending launch of the journal affords a unique opportunity for philosophers
around the world to participate in the birth of not simply another philosophy
journal, but a preeminent philosophy
journal,” Heil observes.
Michael Bratman, chair of the APA board of officers, said, "The Journal of the American Philosophical Association aims to publish research of the highest quality that recognizes the diversity of philosophy as a discipline and promotes the exchange of ideas among philosophers as well as between philosophy and other fields. I am thrilled that John Heil has agreed to take on the very important job of inaugural editor-in-chief, and I share the APA board of officers’ great confidence that under John’s astute leadership, this journal will be a distinguished publication that makes fundamental contributions to philosophical scholarship.”
At Cambridge, the journal will be joining one
of the world’s most highly respected lists of philosophy books and journals.
Simon Ross, managing director of Cambridge Journals, commented, "Cambridge is
one of the foremost academic publishers in philosophy and the APA is the
discipline’s premier learned society. Together we have an unrivalled
opportunity to establish an important new international forum for
broad-spectrum philosophical research.”
American Philosophical Association
With over 10,000 members and 90 affiliated
groups, the American Philosophical Association (APA) is one of the largest
philosophical societies in the world and the only American philosophical society not devoted to a particular school or
philosophical approach. The APA, founded in 1900, promotes the discipline and
profession of philosophy, both within the academy and in the public arena. The
APA supports the professional development of philosophers at all levels and
works to foster greater understanding and appreciation of the value of
philosophical inquiry. The APA is based at the University of Delaware.
For more information, visit http://www.apaonline.org.
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