Friday, June 22, 2007

The best philosophy journals

...as ranked by the European Science Foundation can be found here [see update]. The ESF divides journals into A, B, and C. Some examples:

A
American Philosophical Quarterly
Australasian Journal of Philosophy
British Journal for the History of Philosophy
Economics and Philosophy
Ethics
Journal of Philosophy
Kantian Review
Kant-Studien
Law and Philosophy
Nous
Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy
Philosophical Quarterly
Philosophical Review
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
Philosophy and Public Affairs
Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society
Social Philosophy and Policy
Synthese

B
Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie
Asian Philosophy
Canadian Journal of Philosophy
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice
European Journal of Philosophy
Inquiry
International Journal of Philosophical Studies
Journal of Applied Philosophy
Journal of Ethics
Journal of Moral Philosophy
Journal of Political Philosophy
Legal Theory
Political Theory
Ratio
Res Publica
Utilitas

C
Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie
Ethical Perspectives
Filozoficky casopis
Philosophy
Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society

The list is much better than previous incarnations, including certain journals of reputation and high standing excluded before. However, there are a number of oddities that remain. For example, it includes Hegel-Jahrbuch and Hegel-Studien, but not the superior Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain. Nor does the list include Journal of Social Philosophy or a variety of law reviews and politics journals that publish high quality work in philosophy, such as The Universityof Chicago Law Review and American Political Science Review.

There are also a few howlers: Legal Theory a B (and below Law and Philosophy)? Ratio isn't A? Philosophy a C?!?!?!?! Insane.

UPDATE: The link in the first line has been replaced by this new link here.

UPDATE: Link to the new list can be found here

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