Focus and Scope
Dianoia fosters open philosophical discussion and writing among undergraduate students. The journal is committed to providing the opportunity for intellectual reflection which bridges the academic disciplines in pursuit of holistic understanding.
Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
- The Institute for Liberal Arts, The Boston College Philosophy Department, BC Libraries
Dianoia: the Undergraduate Philosophy Journal of Boston College was founded in 2011 by three undergraduate philosophy students. The first issue of Dianoia, published in the spring of 2012, was by all standards a great success. However, after publishing two more issues in 2013 and 2014 the journal’s continuity was threatened by a two-year administrative hiatus. In the fall of 2016 a dedicated group of undergraduates, following in the footsteps of the original founders, have committed to resurrecting the journal and looks forward to publishing in the spring of 2017. Dianoia is quite proud of the strength of the BC philosophy department, and we believe the quality of the department is eminently clear in the papers.