When Philosophy first appeared in 1926, the editor, Sydney Hooper, said this about its aims, "A Journal which is to prove of value to the many must avoid being too severely technical, and aim at making philosophy intelligible to the well-informed student ... Should [Philosophy] prove of service in fostering the growth of a more widely diffused philosophical temper, which to many of our best minds is regarded as the supreme desideratum of our age, it will have justified its appearance. Inspired by such a purpose and sustained by hope, we are content to bide the judgement of time"


Philosophy has continued without interruption ever since.



Edited by Maria Alvarez and Bill Brewer, Philosophy is published quarterly by the Cambridge University Press and sent to all members of the Institute. It includes articles, discussions and book reviews written by contributors who take care to make themselves understood to the serious non-specialist reader. Over two and a half thousand individuals and libraries all over the world subscribe to the journal.


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