The Philosopher is the longest-running public philosophy journal in the UK, founded in 1923. It is published by the PSE (The Philosophical Society of England), a registered charity founded in 1913, and still running regular groups, workshops, and conferences around the UK. As of 2018, The Philosopher has been edited by Newcastle-based philosopher Anthony Morgan and is published quarterly, both in print and digitally.
The aim of The Philosopher is to publish work of philosophical and public interest, written in an engaging and critically engaged style. Our understanding of what constitutes “philosophy” is broad and extends beyond the narrow confines typically set by the academy. We take seriously the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary philosophy, encouraging contributions from historians, cultural theorists, geographers, psychologists, classicists, activists, artists, and more.
Contributors over the years have ranged from John Dewey and G.K. Chesterton to contemporary thinkers like Mary Midgley, Timothy Williamson, Amia Srinivasan, Jason Stanley, Linda Martín Alcoff, Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, Martin Hägglund, Clare Chambers, Sally Haslanger, and Michael Marder.
The Philosopher also runs a hugely popular series of free online "digital dialogues" featuring many of the world's leading philosophers in conversation. To date, these events have been attended by people in over 90 countries.
- First Issue: Spring 2012
- Latest Issue: Spring 2022
- Issue Count: 27
- Published: Quarterly