The Journal of Controversial Ideas
The Journal of Controversial Ideas is a projected cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that aims to allow academics to publish using pseudonyms if they request it. Founded in 2018 by Jeff McMahan, Francesca Minerva and Peter Singer, the first issue is expected in 2019. According to McMahan, an Oxford philosopher, the journal is needed because of the fear that exists among academics about publishing articles that support certain contentious positions. Minerva, a bioethicist, came up with the idea after experiencing death threats and difficulty finding employment because of an article she wrote on the ethics of newborn infanticide.
- Nigel Biggar
- Jeff McMahan
- Francesca Minerva
- Roger Scruton
- Peter Singer
- Olle Häggström
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