About this Journal

The Journal of Scottish Philosophy (JSP) publishes innovative work by philosophers and historians of ideas on all aspects and every period of the Scottish philosophical tradition - philosophical psychology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, ethics and moral philosophy, political and social theory, from the late scholastics of the 15th century through the 18th century Enlightenment philosophers to the Scottish Idealists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It has a special interest in the writings of Thomas Reid, and in the influence and impact of Scottish philosophy on the foundations of theology and education in North America.

The journal is international in scope. Its referees are drawn from experts across the world, and it regularly includes contributions from philosophers and scholars in Britain, continental Europe, Canada, the United States, Japan and South America. In addition to the publication of substantial articles, the Reviews Section provides critical notices of both important new monographs and new editions of the works of major Scottish philosophers. 

Published by Edinburgh University Press on behalf of the Center for the Study of Scottish Philosophy, one of three research centers based at Princeton Theological Seminary.

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Editors and Editorial Board


James J S Foster, University of Sioux Falls, USA

Reviews Editor

Lauren Kopajtic, Fordham University, USA

Editorial Board

Alexander Broadie, University of Glasgow, UK 
Timothy Costelloe, College of William and Mary, USA 
Jonathan Cottrell, University of Edinburgh, UK 
Remy Debes, University of Memphis, USA 
Samuel Fleischacker, University of Chicago, Illinois, USA 
James Harris, University of St Andrews, UK 
Colin Heydt, University of South Florida, USA 
Jennifer Keefe, University of Wisconsin, Parkside, USA 
Esther Kroeker, University of Antwerp, Belgium 
Douglas McDermid, Trent University Ontario, Canada 
Neil McArthur, University of Manitoba, Canada 
William Mander, University of Oxford, UK 
Ryan Nichols, California State University at Fullerton, USA 
Jacqueline Taylor, University of San Francisco, USA

Books for Review

Books for review should be sent to:

Dr Lauren Kopajtic
Fordham University
Philosophy Department
Collins Hall 101
441 E. Fordham Rd.
Bronx, NY 10458

Email: [email protected]


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Journal of Scottish Philosophy

Print ISSN: 1479-6651 Online ISSN: 1755-2001
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