Philosophy Now is a newsstand magazine for everyone interested in ideas. It aims to corrupt innocent citizens by convincing them that philosophy can be exciting, worthwhile and comprehensible, and also to provide some light and enjoyable reading matter for those already ensnared by the muse, such as philosophy students and academics.
Philosophy Now appears every two months. It contains articles on all aspects of Western philosophy, as well as book reviews, letters, news, cartoons, and the occasional short story.
Since its small-scale launch in Britain in 1991, Philosophy Now has grown to become the most widely-read philosophy periodical in the English language. It is available from bookstores and newsstands throughout Britain, the USA, Canada and Australia. Philosophy Now is independent of all groups and has no intentional editorial bias except for a passionate conviction that philosophy is a Good Thing.
Rick Lewis started Philosophy Now in 1991 and has been Editor ever since. Rick took his first degree at UMIST in Manchester, and later an MA at the University of York.
Anja Steinbauer took her PhD at Hamburg University on the modern Chinese philosopher Tang Junyi, and also has an MA in philosophy from King’s College London. She is the President and “founding mother” of Philosophy For All, which popularises philosophy in London by holding lectures, debates and other events.
Grant Bartley, Philosophy Now’s Assistant Editor, has degrees in philosophy from King’s College London and the University of Kent at Canterbury. You can freely download the introduction and first three chapters of his book The Metarevolution, which can also be purchased from Amazon.com as a paperback or Kindle edition and from Amazon.co.uk as a paperback or Kindle edition. He presents the Philosophy Now Radio Show on Resonance FM. Some of his short stories are available from Authortrek.
Bora Dogan is Philosophy Now’s Digital Editor. He studied philosophy and mathematics at the London School of Economics, journalism at Columbia University, and artificial intelligence at University College London.
Tim Madigan is one of Philosophy Now’s US Editors. He has a PhD in Philosophy from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and at one time edited Free Inquiry magazine. He now teaches philosophy at St John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. He recently published a book called W. K. Clifford and the “Ethics of Belief”.
Charles Echelbarger is Philosophy Now’s book reviews editor. He is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York (Oswego), and is President of the Society of Humanist Philosophers.