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Editorship of *Philosophy* (from John Haldane)

To Members of the Scots Philosophical Association: Editorship of Philosophy.

You may already be aware of the fact that in anticipation of the retirement of the current Director of the Royal Institute of Philosophy and Editor of the journal Philosophy, Professor Anthony O’Hear, the Institute seeks to make distinct appointments, to each of these positions.


In the case of the Directorship the nature of the responsibilities means that candidates need to be in or near to London. There is no such requirement, however, with regard to the Editorship of Philosophy. Also it is possible that the editorship might be shared as, for example, is that of Mind.

It is expected that handover of responsibilities would take place in the early part of 2019, on a schedule to be agreed with the Chair and the Executive Committee.

Initial expressions of interest for the posts should be sent by email to the Managing Director Dr James Garvey at and copied to me as Chair of the Royal Institute of Philosophy at to arrive on or before 26th October 2018.

These should include a CV, together with a brief statement of purpose. Selected applicants will then be invited to provide a more extensive account of how they would envisage pursuing the purposes and aims of the Institute as Editor(s) of Philosophy.

It is expected that applicants will already be familiar with the journal but those interested in being considered for the position should review its online website Information about the Royal Institute of Philosophy and further particulars of the Editorial post are provided in the attached document.

John Haldane

Chair, Royal Institute of Philosophy