Mission Statement

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Date of online publication: 19 janvier 2016

1Forum Philosophicum is an international peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to a wide range of questions relating to Christian philosophy. We look for fresh and insightful approaches to the problems with which Christian thought has struggled throughout the centuries and which it faces today. We publish papers that adopt a philosophical stance while respecting the authority of Christian Revelation. We also welcome critical approaches towards the interaction of philosophy with faith.

2Hence we are particularly interested in contributions that discuss the methodological issues raised by attempts to practice philosophy within perspectives governed by faith. We seek to encourage discussion of the role and vitality of all of the various traditions of Christian thought, and are happy to receive papers offering historical insight into those traditions. Alongside this, we are open to investigations of non-Christian views of the entanglements of philosophy with faith, and are actively looking for papers that explore the phenomenon of faith from diverse philosophical perspectives.

3Forum Philosophicum is published by Ignatianum Academy in Cracow—a university run by the Jesuit order. Its two annual issues, published in June and December, together furnish around 30 papers. Until recently, these were published in a range of languages recognized as appropriate for international conferences, but as of 2011 the journal has accepted papers exclusively in English. It is, in its basic version, a traditional print-based journal, but also has a parallel online version, available via the EBSCO Academic Search Complete electronic database (since vol. 6, 2001) and the Philosophy Documentation Center online subscription service (since vol. 1, 1996). Selected texts are published in open access on the journal’s website. The journal is also indexed in, among others, The Philosopher’s Index, The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (CEJSH), and the PhilPapers database.

4We are happy to publish papers with special symbols, Greek or Hebrew citations, and formal logical symbolism, typeset in LaTeX. All papers accepted for publication that are authored by a non-native speaker of English will be examined by a specialist native-speaker language consultant familiar with the peculiarities of philosophical English.

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