About Dialectic Journal

The official journal of the University of York Philosophy Society.

The Autumn 2021 Edition of Dialectic is ready to view and download online!

You may download a PDF copy of the Dialectic here.

We have a new ISSN number! The one in the top right hand corner of the issue embedded , 2754-8856, is for online reference only; the print announcement will detail the print ISSN reference number.

Physical copies of Dialectic will be available at some point in January; please keep an eye out for the print release announcement!

If you have any enquiries about the Dialectic Journal and would like to get involved, please contact dialecticjournalsubmissions@gmail.com.

Call for Papers – Spring 2022 Edition!


Dialectic is back!

We are calling for papers on the theme of PROTEST for our Spring edition of the journal. We want to hear your voices and provide a stage for insightful arguments and views. Your work can be on anything that interacts and relates to the theme, whether it be current or historical, specific or conceptual.

If you’re proud of your work, why not show it off?

If you want the opportunity to have your work published in Dialectic, please contact dialecticjournalsubmissions@gmail.com by the 24th January 2022.

We accept essays between 1000 and 2500 words in the Harvard referencing style

If your work is chosen for the Dialectic (based at the University of York), then we will send you, and your university, copies of the journal, to hand out and to share the work of others from all over.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thomasina Cass

Editor-in-Chief, Dialectic

Current Issue

Our Summer edition of Dialectic is now available to view and download! Enjoy!

You may download a PDF copy of the Dialectic here.

Physical copies available in the University of York Philosophy department. If you would like a physical copy of the journal, please contact us at dialecticjournalsubmissions@gmail.com

P.S. Obviously with the current ongoing situation, we don’t know how physical publication will be completed, please have patience with us and we will post updates on our social media.

Call For Papers

Dialectic – CFP

Dialectic is the student journal of the Philosophy Society at the University of York. We accept submissions from undergraduates, postgraduates, and academics from all around the world.

For our Autumn 2019 edition, we are looking for essays on any subject of your choice within the sphere of philosophy.

Submissions should be between 1,500 and 2,500 words and referenced in the Harvard style. Email them to dialecticjournalsubmissions@gmail.com before 23:59 (GMT) on Thursday 1st August 2019. Papers should explain any technical terminology and be suitable for an undergraduate audience.

If you have any queries, please email us at the same address. See further details on our Call For Papers page on this website.

We look forward to reading your submissions!

Eleanor Paisley

Editor, Dialectic

Deadline Extension

Dialectic – Call for Papers

*Deadline Extended, to Fri 7th Dec 2018*

Dialectic is the journal run by the University of York Philosophy Society. We accept submissions from undergraduates, postgraduates and academics (see attachment).

Our Spring 2019 issue is on the theme of political philosophy, including subjects such as liberty, justice, rights, property, and law. You do not have to be a student of philosophy – we welcome papers from politics, economics and PEP students etc.

Please consider any past essays which received a good mark, or you are proud of. Having work published can be a rewarding experience and helpful if you considering further work in academia.

1,500-2,500 words. Deadline: 7th December 2018. Details (including submission guidelines) can be found at: bit.ly/2tUQyCY . Email submissions or queries to dialecticjournalsubmissions@gmail.com

Many thanks and we look forward to receiving your submissions,

The Dialectic Editorial Team

Welcome to Dialectic

Philosophy Logo

Dialectic (διαλεκτική) refers to discourse between two or more people holding different points of view on a subject, but wishing to establish the truth through reasoned arguments. This encapsulates the journal’s aims of promoting philosophical inquiry by engaging with past and contemporary thinkers in original ways.

Dialectic is a journal of undergraduate philosophy published by the University of York Philosophy Society. We are looking for high-quality work from undergraduate students from the UK and beyond.

Many thanks to all who submitted for our Autumn 2018 Edition of Dialectic. Copies can be found in the University of York Philosophy department and online.

We now accepting papers for our Spring 2019 issue. Papers should be on the theme of political philosophy and suitable for an undergraduate audience. If you would like to be considered for our Spring 2019 edition, please send your submissions to dialecticjournalsubmissions@gmail.com

Please see the call for papers and our submission guidelines for more information.