About Us

Over Fifty Years of Professional Servicee-collection

The Philosophy Documentation Center has been serving scholars on a non-profit basis since 1966, earning a reputation for excellence with the publication of reference materials, scholarly journals, book series, conference proceedings, and other materials in philosophy and related fields. We provide a full range of print and electronic publishing services, including secure hosting and access solutions for institutions, individuals, and learned societies. We also provide customized production support and electronic conversion services for publications in many languages. Other services include membership management, order fulfillment, rights management, typesetting and graphic design, conference registrations, and marketing support.

PDC has a unique commitment to the philosophical community. We support essential projects such as TeachPhilosophy101, PhilPapers, and the Stanford Enclyclopedia of Philosophy. We sponsor the annual Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs with the American Philosophical Association and work closely with the International Federation of Philosophical Societies.


  • George Leaman, Director
  • Pam Swope, Accounting & Client Services
  • Andrea Grooms, Memberships & Customer Service
  • Susanne Mueller-Grote, Electronic Publishing & Marketing
  • Greg Swope, Typesetting & Production
  • Diana Malsky, Typesetting & Design
  • Beth Stombock, Directories Information
  • Sue Harlow, Fulfillment & Claims

Advisory Board

  • Peter Caws, George Washington University
  • Nikolaus Fogle, Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova University
  • Andreas Herberger, Makrolog Content Management AG
  • Paul Humphreys, University of Virginia
  • Blake Landor, University of Florida
  • Danielle Lories, Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Tom Rockmore, Duquesne University / Peking University
  • Mark Rooks, InteLex Corporation
  • Sally Scholz, Villanova University
  • Barry Smith, University of Buffalo
  • Arnold Wilson, Founding Editor – Teaching Philosophy



All digitization and electronic publishing work is done on site at PDC with technical support provided by Makrolog Content Management.

Clients and Partners

    Academic Publishing
    The Acorn: Philosophical Studies in Pacifism and Nonviolence
    Agora Publications
    Akademia Ignatianum
    American Association of Philosophy Teachers
    American Catholic Philosophical Association
    American Philosophical Association
    Ancient Philosophy Society
    Association for Feminist Ethics and Social Theory
    Balkan Journal of Philosophy
    Bradley Society
    Brill Publishers
    Canadian Philosophical Association
    Caribbean Philosophical Association
    Catholic University of America Press
    Catholic University of Lublin (Poland)
    Center for Catholic Studies, Seton Hall University
    Center for Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas
    Center for Digital Philosophy
    Center for Environmental Philosophy, University of North Texas
    Center for Inquiry
    Center for Peace and Justice Education, Villanova University
    Center for Process Studies
    Centre de Documentation et de Bibliographique Philosophiques (France)
    Centre d’Études Phénoménologiques (Belgium)
    Chiasmi International
    Chôra: Revue d’Études Anciennes et Médiévales
    CIACO s.c.r.l. (Belgium)
    Cogito Society
    Colloquium on Violence and Religion
    Croatian Academy of America
    Cultura: International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology
    Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
    Department of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University
    Department of Philosophy, Florida State University
    Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University
    Department of Philosophy, Saint Louis University
    Department of Philosophy, University of Arkansas
    Department of Philosophy, University of Memphis
    Department of Philosophy and Comparative Religion, Cleveland State University
    Department of Semiotics, University of Tartu (Estonia)
    Dialogue and Universalism
    Duncker & Humblot
    Duquesne University Press
    EBSCO Information Services
    Éditions E. Nauwelaerts
    Éditions Ousia (Belgium)
    Elsevier B.V.
    Environmental Ethics
    Environmental Philosophy
    Faculty of Theology, University of South Bohemia
    Felix Meiner Verlag
    Fordham University Press
    Foundation for International Philosophical Exchange
    Francis William Newman Society
    Gale/Cengage Learning
    G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture
    Google Scholar
    Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal
    Greek Philosophical Society
    The Harvard Review of Philosophy
    Hegel Society of America
    The Hegeler Institute
    Hermann et Cie
    Higher Education Academy (UK)
    Hume Society
    Informatics Ltd.
    Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines
    Institut de l’Information Scientifique et Technique – CNRS
    Institute for Business and Professional Ethics, Depaul University
    Institute for Vico Studies, Emory University
    Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
    Instituto Patristico Augustinianum
    International Association for Business and Society
    International Association for Environmental Philosophy
    International Council of Philosophy and Humanistic Studies (UNESCO)
    International Development Ethics Association
    International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP)
    International Phenomenological Society
    International Society for Ethics and Information Technology
    International Society for Neoplatonic Studies
    International Studies in Philosophy
    Irish Philosophical Journal
    Johns Hopkins University Press
    Journal of Business Ethics Education
    The Journal of Critical Analysis
    Journal of Islamic Philosophy
    The Journal of Philosophy
    The Journal of Philosophy, Science & Law
    The Journal of Pre-College Philosophy
    Karl Rahner Society
    Korean Philosophical Association
    Legas Publishing
    Leibniz Society of North America
    Libri Publishing
    Makrolog Content Management
    Marquette University Press
    Mathesis Publications
    Milk Bottle Productions
    National Catholic Bioethics Center
    National Institute for Newman Studies
    New Mountain Media, LLC
    Nietzsche Society
    Noesis Press, Ltd.
    North American Society for Social Philosophy
    North American Vexillological Association / Association nord-américaine de vexillologie
    Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children
    Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society
    Oxford University Press
    Periodicals Service Company
    The Personalist Forum
    Peter Lang Verlag
    The Philosopher’s Magazine
    Philosophia Africana
    Philosophical Association of Kenya
    Philosophical Inquiry: International Quarterly
    Philosophical Society of Turkey
    Philosophical Studies (Ireland)
    Die Philosophin
    Philosophy Education Society
    Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization
    Philosophy Now
    PhilPapers Foundation
    Polish Journal of Philosophy
    ProQuest Information and Learning
    Public Interest Enterprises
    Radical Philosophy Association
    Recht für Deutschland
    Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch
    Romanian Society for Phenomenology
    Sage Publications
    Semiotic Society of America
    Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy
    Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum
    Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
    Society for Phenomenology and Media
    Society for Philosophy and Technology
    Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World
    Society of Catholic Social Scientists
    Society of Christian Philosophers
    Southwestern Philosophical Society
    Stanford University
    Studies in Practical Philosophy
    SUNY Press
    Symposium: Canadian Journal for Continental Philosophy
    Teaching Philosophy Association
    Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
    Thomson Reuters (ISI)
    Total Library Solutions Ltd.
    Tulane University
    Universidad del País Vasco
    Universidade Catolica Portuguesa
    University Center for Human Values, Princeton University
    University of Arkansas Press
    University of Notre Dame Press
    Villanova University
    Walter de Gruyter
    Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
    Zeta Books