Belmont University Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy
Founded in the spring of 2012, Philologoi is a student-run scholarly journal that is deeply rooted in the history of philosophy. Its mission is to provide an engaging and reflective forum for showcasing exceptional work from undergraduates world-wide—particularly work which explores the idea of philosophy as a way of life.
From the ancient Greek, “Philologoi” conjoins philos, friend, companionable love, and logos, word, reason, idea, and carries these rich connotations into its specific denotation of students, scholars; canonically, Philologoi are those students and scholars who are “fond of words, i.e., talkative, argumentative, learned, philological,” who love philosophical discourse (Strong’s Greek Concordance).
Every Friday at 10 a.m. during the school year, an eclectic mix of intellectually curious students, alumni, faculty, and friends gather in a classroom, bringing coffee and tea to accompany some fruit and the occasional pastry; we circle around, listen to the week's question proffered by a volunteering student, and dive in to an hour of rich, friendly conversation and intense, passionate discussion frequently punctuated with laughter.
Our Friday morning Philologoi discussions serve as a cornerstone for our active philosophical community, a symbol of what makes our department special, markedly notable to our visitors, most memorable for our alumni. For these reasons, as tribute to our Philologoi discussions, our journal bears the name Philologoi.
Philologoi offers young philosophers a rare opportunity for peer-reviewed publication. We invite students to submit papers exploring any aspect of philosophical thought from antiquity through the twentieth century.
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