American Philosophical Quarterly

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American Philosophical Quarterly 
Discipline Philosophy
Language English
Edited by John Greco
Publication details
Publication history
University of Illinois Press  (United States)
Frequency Quarterly
Standard abbreviations
Am. Philos. Q.
ISSN 0003-0481  (print)
2152-1123  (web)
LCCN 00201400
JSTOR 00030481
OCLC  no. 60623498

The American Philosophical Quarterly (APQ [1] ) is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering philosophy. It was established in 1964 by Nicholas Rescher and is published quarterly by University of Illinois Press under license with North American Philosophical Publications.

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Notable articles

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J. L. Mackie Australian philosopher

John Leslie Mackie, FBA, was an Australian philosopher, originally from Sydney. He made significant contributions to the philosophy of religion, metaphysics, and the philosophy of language, and is perhaps best known for his views on meta-ethics, especially his defence of moral scepticism.

Jaegwon Kim is a Korean-American philosopher who is now an emeritus professor at Brown University, but who also taught at several other leading American universities. He is best known for his work on mental causation, the mind-body problem and the metaphysics of supervenience and events. Key themes in his work include: a rejection of Cartesian metaphysics, the limitations of strict psychophysical identity, supervenience, and the individuation of events. Kim's work on these and other contemporary metaphysical and epistemological issues is well represented by the papers collected in Supervenience and Mind: Selected Philosophical Essays (1993).

John Kekes is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University at Albany, SUNY.

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