Journal of Scottish Philosophy
The Journal of Scottish Philosophy
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
Since its foundation in 2003, the JSP has established itself as an internationally
acknowledged source of new philosophical work of the highest intellectual standard.
Since Volume 5 (2007), some issues are guest edited on a special theme. The next special
issue will be JSP 15.1 Spring 2017.
'Adam Smith–from context to relevance'
editor: Jack Russell Weinstein
Submissions are invited for a themed issue of the
Journal of Scottish Philosophy that aims to explore the philosophy of Adam Smith both in
context, and with a view to its relevance for contemporary philosophical debate and
inquiry. Papers that engage in serious textual work, and papers that step away from a
strictly historical approach are equally welcome. Preference may be given to papers that
aim to bridge this division. Submissions should be prepared for blind review, and sent
as email attachments to [email protected] The identity and institutional affiliation of the
author should be confined to the accompanying email, which should also indicate that the
submission is for the themed issue. Submissions that are not selected may be considered
for a regular issue.
The deadline for initial submission is May 1st 2016. Authors
whose papers are accepted will be asked to provide final versions by November 1st 2016,
with publication both online and in print in March 2017. Inquiries to the guest editor
of this special issue are welcome and should be sent to [email protected]
From Volume 13, under the editorship of James J S Foster (University of Sioux Falls) a
third issue in June of each year is devoted to book reviews, critical studies and review
The JSP is available both in print and on-line. Each issue contains a ‘featured article’
which is permanently accessible on-line free of charge.
Full information about subscribing and submitting to the JSP, contents of the current
issue, featured article, free access to a sample issue, and the address to which books
for review should be sent can be found at the JSP website.
Edinburgh Studies in Scottish Philosophy
The aim of this series, published by Edinburgh University Press, is to advance scholarly
knowledge and understanding in directions and at a level that is somewhat underserved at
present. It will include innovative studies on major figures and themes as well as
relatively neglected authors and periods. Volumes will cover the full range of Scottish
philosophy over five centuries – from the medieval period through the Reformation and
Enlightenment, to the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It will include new
studies of acclaimed philosophers such David Hume, Adam Smith and Thomas Reid, other
figures from the Scottish Enlightenment on whom (in comparison) relatively little work
has been done, and studies of Scottish philosophy before and after the 18th century. The
interface between theology and philosophy falls within the scope of the series,
especially in connection with reformed theology and late scholasticism in the 16th and
17th centuries, and the theologically driven philosophy of much of the 19th century.
The distinctive approach of the series will make the combination of critical engagement
pertinent to contemporary philosophical debates with historical sensitivity to textual
context and interpretation the principal criterion for inclusion. Current academic
specialization means that a series of books in which historical sensitivity and
philosophical substance are combined brings a welcome new intellectual approach to the
The first book in the series – Hume's Sceptical
Enlightenment by Ryo Susato – was published in September 2015.
Initial inquiries respecting proposals for further volumes should be sent to the series
editor [email protected]
OUP History of Scottish Philosophy
In 2007 the Princeton Center for the Study of Scottish Philosophy initiated a
comprehensive multi-volume, multi-authored history of Scottish philosophy to be
published by Oxford University Press.
The first two volumes were published in 2015, and details of these can be found on the
- Scottish Philosophy in the 18th Century edited by Aaron Garret
and James A Harris.
Volume 2: Method, Mind and Matter
- Scottish Philosophy in the 17th Century edited Alexander Broadie and Roger
- Scottish Philosophy in the Renaissance
Library of Scottish Philosophy
The Library of Scottish
Philosophy is a series of specially commissioned books intended to provide
teachers, students and the general reader with easy and inexpensive access to both well
known and less well known writers in the Scottish philosophical tradition. Selections
are organized around a particular author, or a more general theme. Published by Imprint
Academic in the UK and distributed by Ingram in the USA, these paperback selections are
edited and introduced by experts from Europe, Asia and America. They can be purchased on
Amazon, directly from
the publisher, or from the IASP Bookstore.
Proposals for additional volumes in the series are welcome, and should be sent FAO to
Gordon Graham at [email protected]