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Journal of Phi Sigma Tau

Dialogue is the official journal of Phi Sigma Tau, the International National Honor Society in Philosophy. It is the continuing goal of Dialogue to provide a vigorous and lively vehicle for the exchange of philosophical ideas among graduate and undergraduate students interested in philosophy. Dialogue accepts for publications articles, discussions, and reviews in all areas of contemporary philosophical research. It appears twice each academic year: a single issue in October, and a double issue in April. The 2016-17 academic year marked Volume 59. The journal is indexed in The Philosopher's Index and other academic indices, and is available to institutional subscribers by direct subscription or through most subscription agencies.

Editorial Board

Editor: Dr. Steve Barbone, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanille Drive, San Diego, 92182-6044 (for papers and reviews.) [email protected]

Associate Editors: Dr. Charlie Huenemann (Utah State University), Dr. Dawn Hutchinson (Christopher Newport University), Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J. (Fordham University), Dr. Ann Pang-White (University of Scranton), Dr. Lee Rice (Marquette University, emeritus), Dr. Anne M. Wiles (James Madison University).

Managing Editor: Dr. David E. Gibson, Humanities Division, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263-4225. [email protected] (for subscriptions and business correspondence.)

Contributed Articles

Contributors are not required to be members of Phi Sigma Tau. Manuscripts are accepted from undergraduate and graduate students, but not from those holding a terminal or teaching degree in philosophy. All manuscripts should be accompanied by a brief autobiographical statement. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum. Submission details are listed below under Note to Contributors.

Subscription Rates

Domestic: $5.00 per year, $3.00 per issue. Foreign: $5.50 per year, $3.50 per issue. All rates include postage via surface mail. The subscription year (volume) runs from October through April. Subscriptions and business correspondence should be sent to the Managing Editor.

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Note to Contributors

Dialogue accepts articles by undergraduate or graduate students of philosophy, but not from those with terminal degrees (a terminal M.A. or a doctorate). Topics may be in any area of contemporary interest in philosophy or its history. Membership in Phi Sigma Tau is not a condition for publication. Authors are encouraged to use gender-inclusive language. For matters of style, please consult the latest version of The Chicago Manual of Style.

Prospective authors should email a copy of their paper to the editor. Any word processing format is acceptable though RTF (rich text format) or WORD files are preferred. The texts for papers should be double-spaced throughout (including quotations and notes), and with notes gathered at the end. Special symbols and characters in non-Roman alphabets should be avoided. Greek terms should be transliterated, and Polish notation is preferred for logical expressions. Authors should also send a SUBMISSION SHEET containing:

Author's name, mailing address, and phone number
           (with email address if available).
TITLE of the paper submitted.
A brief ABSTRACT of fifteen lines or less.

Hard copies are acceptable, but they must be accompanied by a disk copy of the paper. If a disk copy of the paper is sent, the disk label should contain: (1) Author Name; (2) Disk format (e.g., DOS, MAC, UNIX); and (3) Formatting software and version. The author's name should not appear on the manuscript copies, which cannot be returned. Authors should enclose a self-addressed postcard if they want immediate acknowledgment of receipt of their manuscripts.

Offprints are not available, but authors of articles will receive ten copies of the complete issue containing their article (reviewers, five copies). Abstracts of articles will be supplied for indexing to The Philosopher's Index.


Dr. Steve Barbone
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-6044
[email protected]

Managing Editor

David E. Gibson
Humanities Division
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263-4225
[email protected]