A new series edited by Christia Mercer, Eileen O’Neill and Andrew Janiak
Oxford New Histories of Philosophy speaks to a growing concern to broaden and reexamine philosophy’s past. As professional philosophers grapple with the scarcity of women and people of color in their discipline, and as teachers of philosophy struggle to design courses that speak to their students’ diverse interests, there is a palpable need for change. We intend Oxford New Histories of Philosophy to have a major impact on how philosophy is taught and practiced in the English-speaking world. By assuming that our philosophical past can help to invigorate our courses, the series will explore the fascinating twists and turns in philosophy’s rich history. And, by making long-lost readings available, its books will help instructors rethink their standard courses and speak to a new generation of students eager to discover the full breadth and variety of philosophy. Oxford New Histories of Philosophy will be useful to anyone wishing to diversify or rethink a philosophy course or area of research, whether problem related or historical.
Christia Mercer and Andrew Janiak discuss some of the motivations behind the series here.