Focus and Scope

Journal of World Philosophies (e-ISSN 2474-1795) is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed, international journal dedicated to the study of world philosophies. It seeks to explore common spaces and differences between philosophical traditions in a global context. Without postulating cultures as monolithic, homogenous, or segregated wholes, it aspires to address key philosophical issues which bear on specific methodological, epistemological, hermeneutic, ethical, social, and political questions in comparative thought.

Journal of World Philosophies aims to develop the contours of a philosophical understanding not subservient to dominant paradigms and provide a platform for diverse philosophical voices, including those long silenced by accident, history, or design. Journal of World Philosophies also endeavors to serve as a juncture where specific philosophical issues of global interest may be explored in an imaginative, thought-provoking, and pioneering way. We welcome innovative and persuasive ways of conceptualizing, articulating, and representing intercultural encounters. Contributions should be able to facilitate the development of new perspectives on current global thought-processes and sketch the outlines of salient future developments.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Journal of World Philosophies is indexed in the following indexing services.

  • BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)
  • Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek (EZB)
  • ESCI
  • Index Copernicus
  • Internationale Bibliographie der Rezensionen (IBR)
  • Internationale Bibliographie der Zeitschriftenliteratur (IBZ)
  • The Philosopher's Index
  • PhilPapers
  • Scopus
  • WorldCat

Journal History

From Autumn 2014 to Summer 2016, the journal was published under the name Confluence: Online Journal of World Philosophies by Karl Alber Verlag (Germany).

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