The Journal of Controversial Ideas – Dylan Matthews

The Journal of Controversial Ideas is already, well, controversial. Here’s a founder’s defense.

Francesca Minerva explains how death threats for an article about abortion led to the journal’s creation.

News broke last week that philosophers Jeff McMahan, Peter Singer, and Francesca Minerva are planning to start a publication called the Journal of Controversial Ideas, an interdisciplinary academic outlet where scholars will be allowed to present arguments and findings pseudonymously, without fear of damaging their reputation.

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