Founded in 1888 by Edward C. Hegeler, The Monist is one of the world’s oldest and most important journals in philosophy. It helped to professionalize philosophy as an academic discipline in the United States by publishing philosophers such as Lewis White Beck, John Dewey, Gottlob Frege, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Sidney Hook, C.I. Lewis, Ernst Mach, Charles Sanders Peirce, Hilary Putnam, Willard Van Orman Quine, Bertrand Russell, and Gregory Vlastos. The Monist publishes quarterly thematic issues on particular philosophical topics which are edited by leading philosophers in the corresponding fields. As a result, each issue is a collected anthology of continuing interest.
The Monist is edited by Barry Smith, Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo.
The Hegeler-Carus mansion in La Salle, Illinois, pictured above, is a national historic landmark. It was the hub of intellectual thought and cultural activity during the early decades of The Monist and Open Court Publishing Company.
The Monist Editorial Board
Henry E. Allison, Boston University
David M. Armstrong, University of Sydney
David Braun, University at Buffalo
Roberto Casati, Institut Jean Nicod, Paris
Dagfinn Føllesdal, Stanford University & University of Oslo
Susan Haack, University of Miami
John Haldane, University of St. Andrews
David Hershenov, University at Buffalo
E.J. Lowe, Durham University
Ruth Barcan Marcus, Yale University
Joseph Margolis, Temple University
Wallace I. Matson, University of California at Berkeley
Kevin Mulligan, University of Geneva
J.K. Nyíri, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
Anita Silvers, San Francisco State University
Peter M. Simons, University of Dublin
Jan Wolenski, Jagiellonian University, Cracow
Achille C. Varzi, Columbia University
Leo Zaibert, Union College, Schenectady