Philosophy and Phenomenological Research was founded in 1940
by Marvin Farber, who edited it for forty years. Since 1980 it has been
at Brown, where it has been edited by Roderick Chisholm and then, since
1986, by Ernest Sosa. From its founding, the journal has been open to a
variety of methodologies and traditions. This may be seen in the list of
outstanding contributors through the years, which includes: Edmund
Husserl, Ernest Nagel, C.I. Lewis, Alfred Tarski, Martin Buber, Rudolf
Carnap, Arthur Lovejoy, Gustav Bergmann, Nelson Goodman, Arthur Pap, Roy
Wood Sellars, Wilfrid Sellars, C.J. Ducasse, Roderick M. Chisholm, Lewis
White Beck, Brand Blanshard, John Findlay, Morton White, and J.J.C. Smart.
This tradition of openness continues, as reflected by a statement
appearing in every issue: "PPR publishes articles in a wide range of
areas including philosophy of mind, epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, and
philosophical history of philosophy. No specific methodology or
philosophical orientation is required in submissions."
The "moving wall" represents the time period between the last issue
available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal.
Moving walls are generally represented in years. In rare instances, a
publisher has elected to have a "zero" moving wall, so their current
issues are available in JSTOR shortly after publication.
Note: In calculating the moving wall, the current year is not counted.
For example, if the current year is 2008 and a journal has a 5 year
moving wall, articles from the year 2002 are available.
Terms Related to the Moving Wall
Fixed walls: Journals with no new volumes being added to the archive.
Absorbed: Journals that are combined with another title.
Complete: Journals that are no longer published or that have been
combined with another title.