Journals and magazines

Click here to download a comprehensive list of international Academic Journal Editions on Philosophy for Children, or see below for a broad selection of English language publications.

Critical & Creative Thinking: The Australasian Journal of Philosophy in Education ceased publication at the end of 2009. Back issues are available. Visit our special journal page for further information.

Thinking: The Journal of Philosophy for Children, published by the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children, Montclair State University. This journal is a forum for the work of both theorists and practitioners of philosophical practice with children, and publishes such work in all forms, including philosophical argument and reflection, classroom transcripts, curricula, empirical research, and reports from the field. The journal also maintains a tradition in publishing articles in the hermeneutics of childhood, a field of intersecting disciplines including cultural studies, social history, philosophy, art, literature and psychoanalysis. The IAPC ceased publication of the Journal after Volume 20 Number 4 (2011). Past issues and articles are still available.

Think is edited by Dr Stephen Law and published by the Royal Institute of Philosophy in the UK. Think demonstrates the relevance of philosophy to everyday life and forges a direct link between contemporary philosophy and the widest possible readership. The journal is written in an engaging and straightforward way, but raises fundamental questions about philosophical issues of topical importance. The journal also exposes some of the bad philosophy which often passes as accepted wisdom (e.g. religious, scientific, anthropological, etc). Perhaps most importantly, Think enables philosophers of the next generation to fully engage with the leading philosophers of today. It is aimed at a very wide audience encompassing undergraduates, schools, colleges and the general public. It is ideal for use by students and teachers following courses in philosophy, religious studies, and critical thinking. It will be of particular interest to students following the Theory of Knowledge course in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.

Moral Relativism Magazine is a print-only, “zine”-style publication that you can hold in your hand, give to a friend, or carry in your purse for emergencies.

Teaching Philosophy (ed. Patrick Boleyn-Fitzgerald) is the only journal devoted exclusively to the practical and theoretical discussion of teaching and learning philosophy. Since 1975 it has provided a peer-reviewed forum for the exchange of ideas about the challenges faced by philosophers in the classroom, and has published the largest body of original work on philosophy teaching in the English language. Each quarterly issue offers a unique mix of articles, reports, case studies, and reviews.

Analytical Teaching and Philosophical Praxis, published by Viterbo University, has a broad agenda covering reflective teaching and community inquiry. It includes such topics as Philosophy for Children, narrative in teaching and learning, liberation pedagogy, Vygotskian psychology, and cognitive science. The journal publishes articles, classroom dialogues, research reports, stories, reviews, and essays.

Childhood & Philosophy, published by the International Council for Philosophical Inquiry with Children (ICPIC). Childhood & Philosophy is a biannual journal dedicated to the intersections and interfaces of philosophy, childhood, children’s philosophies, and philosophical inquiry with children. It welcomes all submissions, both theoretical and applied, that are located within or between these boundaries. It also offers a forum for descriptions of and reports on events and projects involving philosophical practice with children.

Questions: Philosophy for Young People is a unique forum for the philosophical questions – and answers – of young people and their teachers. Each topical issue contains philosophical discussions, drawings, philosophical writing by students in an easy to read newsletter format. The journal also publishes articles offering advice and ideas for teachers and parents interested in facilitating philosophical discussions with young people. Past issues have explored human rights with students in elementary, middle, and high schools, and have included transcripts of K-12 discussions about human rights perspectives. Other topics issues have explored children’s rights with teachers, students, and philosophers from the U.S., Brazil, and Israel. Questions is sponsored by the American Philosophical Association’s Committee on Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy, the Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children, and the Philosophy Documentation Center.

The Journal of Applied Philosophy provides a unique forum for philosophical research which seeks to make a constructive contribution to problems of practical concern. It is a peer reviewed journal with an international editorship and readership, and it covers a broad spectrum of issues in environment, medicine, science, policy, law, politics, economics and education.

The Philosopher, the electronic journal of the Philosophical Society of England is the oldest general Philosophy Journal in the world. It provides a forum for short, original and accessible articles. The Philosopher believes in principle anything can be made clear to the interested reader.

Philosophy Now is a newsstand magazine for everyone interested in ideas. It aims to corrupt innocent citizens by convincing them that philosophy can be exciting, worthwhile and comprehensible, and also to provide some light and enjoyable reading matter for those already ensnared by the muse, such as philosophy students and academics. Philosophy Now appears every two months. It contains articles on all aspects of Western philosophy, as well as book reviews, letters, news, cartoons, and the occasional short story. It is the most widely-read philosophy periodical in the English language. Philosophy Now also publishes an Australian events calendar.