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International Directory of Philosophy

An Essential Reference Database for Philosophers Everywhere!


The purpose of this database is to support philosophical research and increase communication among philosophers everywhere. Our goal is to provide listings for all university philosophy departments, research centers, professional organizations, journals, and publishers world-wide.

Information can be submitted in most languages. However, English is preferred because it reaches the largest number of philosophers. We understand that the terms "department", "institute", and "faculty" can have different meanings in different countries.

Outlines of current listings are provided below. Some categories may not apply in particular cases. The scope of the information we collect can be expanded. Please contact us for more information about this.

College or University philosophy department

A complete department listing includes:

  • College or University Name
  • Affiliation: state, private, religious (e.g. Roman Catholic)
  • Total university enrollment
  • Highest degree offered in philosophy
  • Department name
  • Assistantship info (US and Canada only)
  • Program emphasis
  • Complete address (with postal code)
  • Telephone and fax numbers (with country / city code as appropriate)
  • E-mail (general)
  • E-mail (individual - department administrator)
  • Web site
  • Wikipedia URL
  • A complete listing for EACH philosopher in each department includes:

  • Last name, First name
  • Highest degree earned
  • Current academic position
  • Office phone number
  • Email address
  • Personal website
  • Personal photograph (dimensions: 110-150 pixels horiz. x 170-180 pixels vert.)
  • LinkedIn URL
  • Wikipedia URL
  • Social media link
  • Up to 3 philosophical specialties (list of specialties)

    NOTE: we will include such information for independent scholars not currently affiliated with a college or university, as well as philosophers in other fields. The latter may include scholars in other fields who teach philosophy or publish philosophical work.
  • Research Centers, Institutes, Societies, Professional Organizations

  • Organization Name
  • Complete Address (with postal code)
  • Telephone and fax numbers (with country / city code)
  • E-mail address
  • Web site
  • Wikipedia URL
  • Purpose
  • Activities
  • Meetings
  • Officers (names of Director, Secretary, Treasurer, Administrator, etc)
  • Publications (if any)
  • Membership requirement (if any)
  • Dues (if any)
  • Other Info
  • Scholarly Journals

  • Journal Title
  • Editors
  • Editorial address (with postal code)
  • Editorial E-mail address
  • Web site
  • Wikipedia URL
  • Cover image (dimensions: 110-150 pixels horiz. x 170-180 pixels vert.)
  • Format (print, electronic, print + electronic)
  • ISSN and e-ISSN
  • Purpose
  • Sponsor (society or philosophy dept)
  • Manuscript Info (type of material published? blind-review? evaluation time?)
  • Book Reviews (if yes, are they invited, unsolicited, both?)
  • Frequency of publication (annual, quarterly, etc)
  • Publisher
  • Copyright information (who holds copyright)
  • Current subscription rates
  • Number of articles submitted per year
  • Acceptance rate
  • Advertising (does the journal accept ads? Paid, Exchange?)
  • Philosophy Publishers

  • Company name
  • Complete address (with postal code)
  • Telephone and fax numbers (with country / city code as appropriate)
  • E-mail (general)
  • Web site
  • Wikipedia URL
  • Founding date
  • Journals (current philosophy titles only)
  • Series (current philosophy series only)
  • Philosophy acquisitions editor (name and contact info)
  • E-mail (philosophy editor)
  • Particular specialtizations in philosophy
  • Update Listings Online

    Each listing can be updated online by an authorized editor. There is ONE authorized editor for each listing. To set up an editorial account:

  • 1) Go to www.pdcnet.org/neweditor
  • 2) Enter your name, title, and e-mail address as indicated. Enter the name of your philosophy department, center, society, journal, or publishing company in the text box so we can identify your listing. Then click “Next”.
  • 3) Review your request before submitting it to us. If it’s correct click “Yes”.
  • 4) We will check our database for your listing and send you an authorization code by email.
    This may take some time so please be patient.
  • 5) Click on the authorization link in the email to complete the registration process.
  • 6) You will then be asked to choose a username and password. You're done!
  • The system needs about 15 minutes to copy your access information to all servers.
    You can then log in at www.pdcnet.org/directoryaccess and edit your listing as needed.

    Need help with this procedure? A step by step guide is available here.

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