Mission Statement

The Tijdschrift voor Filosofie was found in 1939 by the dominican D.M. De Petter, in cooperation with colleagues from the main philosophical centres in Flanders and the Netherlands. Currently the journal is led by an independent international editorial board, which is assisted by an editorial council in which all universities of the Dutch-speaking regions (including South Africa) are represented. Since 1984 the editorial board has its seat at the Institute of Philosophy of the KU Leuven and half of its members are professors at the Institute. The Tijdschrift voor Filosofie is published four times a year and is also available online: http://poj.peeters-leuven.be. Each volume totals more than 800 pages.

The Tijdschrift voor Filosofie publishes thematic contributions in all areas of philosophy, articles on the history of philosophy, critical studies, descriptive bibliographies, reviews and chronicles. It is open to all trends of thinking and to the various fields of philosophy. It contains contributions written by philosophers from different countries and devotes special attention to the philosophical life in the Netherlands and Flanders. The Tijdschrift voor Filosofie publishes contributions in Dutch, English, French, German, and South African Dutch, all with an English abstract. Each contribution is double-blind peer reviewed by at least two experts from different universities.

The Tijdschrift voor Filosofie is mentioned, indexed and/or abstracted in The Philosopher’s Index, International Philosophical Bibliography (Répertoire Bibliographique de la Philosophie), Dietrich’s Index Philosophicus, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, JSTOR, European Reference Index for the Humanities, IBZ. International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences, IBR. International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences, CrossRef, Scopus and the Flemish Bibliography of Social Sciences and Humanities.


Editorial Board

Advisory Board


ISSN number

BE ISSN 0040-750X
E-ISSN 2031-8952