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  • Keywords: African(a) Philosophy, Chinese Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Decolonial Theory, Epistemic Decolonization, Global Intellectual History, Global Studies, Indian Philosophy, Indigenous Philosophies, Japanese Philosophy, Latin American and Latinx Philosophy, Philosophy in the Islamic World, Postcolonialism


Journal of World Philosophies (e-ISSN 2474-1795) is a semiannual, peer-reviewed, international journal dedicated to the study of world philosophies. Published as an open access journal by Indiana University Press, JWP 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.

Journal of World Philosophies is an open-access journal, freely available to read. Contributors to the journal can contribute without any submission or publication charges. The journal is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals.

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