History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis

History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis (HPLA) holds that the goal of systematic philosophy of uncovering and substantiating philosophical truths should also be a central tenet when investigating the history of philosophy, especially considering that historical texts were written with this goal in mind, i.e., out of an interest in truth. For this reason we should read these texts as potential conveyors of truths, and if — despite benevolent interpretation — this proves to be unfeasible, then as conveyors of falsehoods. Only in this manner can a lively dialogue with our philosophical past be initiated, and only thus can we properly pay tribute to it. On the whole, this approach promises to shed new light on classical texts, making them even more fruitful in dealing with the controversial issues of modern philosophy.
HPLA provides a forum for articles in which texts from the history of philosophy are approached with the aim of offering a systematic reconstruction of theories concerning pertinent philosophical problems (often deploying the resources of modern logical analysis in the course of reconstruction). Discovered theories or fragments of such theories can be carefully elucidated and developed further. In this way, novel questions can be put to an historical author, and profitably pursued within the framework of the established system.
The works of the history of philosophy should not only be honoured as historical documents, but first and foremost be taken seriously from a philosophical point of view.
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Dr. Philipp Steinkrüger (Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany)
Dr. Pieter Sjoerd Hasper (University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany)

Prof. Dr. Uwe Meixner (Augsburg University, Augsburg, Germany)
Prof. Dr. Albert Newen (Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany)

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Prof. Dr. Markus Schrenk (Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany)

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Prof. Dr. Karl Ameriks (University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, USA)
Prof. Dr. Jonathan Barnes (Paris Sorbonne, Paris, France)
Prof. Dr. Kit Fine (University of New York, New York City, USA)
Prof. Dr. Paul Guyer (Brown University,Providence, USA)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Kemmerling (Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany)
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Künne (Hamburg University, Hamburg, Germany)
Prof. Dr. Franz von Kutschera (Regensburg University, Regensburg, Germany)
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lenzen (Osnabrück University, Osnabrück, Germany)
Prof. Dr. Edgar Morscher (Salzburg University, Salzburg, Austria)
Prof. Dr. Kevin Mulligan (University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland)
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Nortmann (Saarbrücken University, Saarbrücken, Germany)
Prof. Dr. Christopher Peacocke (Columbia University, New York City, USA)
Prof. Dr. Dominik Perler (HU Berlin, Berlin, Germany)
Prof. Dr. Christof Rapp (LMU Munich, Munich, Germany)
Prof. Dr. Nicholas Rescher University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA)
Prof. Dr. Edmund Runggaldier (Innsbruck University, Innsbruck, Austria)
Prof. Dr. Mark Sainsbury (University of Texas, Austin, USA)
Prof. Dr. Alexandrine Schniewind (University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland)
Prof. Dr. Oliver Scholz (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany)
Prof. Dr. Peter Simons (Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland)
Prof. Dr. Barry Smith (University at Buffalo, Buffalo, USA)
Prof. Dr. Gisela Striker (Harvard University, Cambridge, USA)
Prof. Dr. Rainer Stuhlmann-Laeisz (Bonn University, Bonn, Germany)
Prof. Dr. Paul Thom (Sydney University, Sydney, Australia)
Prof. Dr. James Wilberding (HU Berlin, Berlin, Germany)
Prof. Dr. Michael Wolff (Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany)