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The Philosophy Documentation Center is a specialized publisher that has been serving scholars on a non-profit basis since 1966. It has earned a reputation for excellence with the publication of journals, book series, conference proceedings, reference works, and other materials in philosophy, applied ethics, religious studies 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 digitization services for publications in many languages. Other services include membership management, rights management, typesetting and graphic design, conference registrations, and marketing support.

PDC has a unique commitment to the philosophical community. We have been publishing information on philosophical activity for over forty years. We support essential projects such as PhilPapers, the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and TeachPhilosophy101. We also support the International Federation of Philosophical Societies and co-sponsor the Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs with the American Philosophical Association.


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

Advisory Board

  • Peter Caws, George Washington University
  • Nikolaus Fogle, Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova University
  • Andreas Herberger, Makrolog Content Management AG
  • 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


Our digitization and electronic publishing work is done on site at PDC. Technical support for our work is 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)
Clarivate Analytics
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
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
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
Hermann et Cie
Higher Education Academy (UK)
Hume Society
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
J-Gate (Informatics Ltd.)
Journal of Business Ethics Education
The Journal of Critical Analysis
Journal of Islamic Philosophy
The Journal of Philosophy
Karl Rahner Society
Kent State University Press
Korean Philosophical Association
Legas Publishing
Leibniz Society of North America
Libri Publishing
Makrolog Content Management
Marquette University Press
Mathesis Publications
National Catholic Bioethics Center
New Mountain Media, LLC
Nietzsche Society
Noesis Press, Ltd.
North American Society for Social Philosophy
Northwest Center for Philosophy for Children
Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society
Oxford University Press
Periodicals Service Company
The Personalist Forum
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
Project MUSE
ProQuest Information and Learning
Radical Philosophy Association
Recht für Deutschland
Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch
Romanian Society for Phenomenology
Sage Publications
Scholarly iQ
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 the Philosophic Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts
Society for Philosophy and Technology
Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World
Society of Catholic Social Scientists
Society of Christian Ethics
Society of Christian Philosophers
Southwestern Philosophical Society
Stanford University
SUNY Press
Symposium: Canadian Journal for Continental Philosophy
Teaching Philosophy Association
Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
The Thought Trust
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
Zeta Books