An interview with the Editor of The Monist

Oxford University Press has partnered with the Hegeler Institute to publish The Monist, one of the world's oldest and most important journals in philosophy. The Monist publishes quarterly thematic
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Oxford University Press has partnered with the Hegeler Institute to publish The Monist, one of the world’s oldest and most important journals in philosophy. We sat down with the Editor of The Monist, Barry Smith, to discuss the Journal’s history and future plans. What is the history of The Monist? The Journal was founded by Edward Hegeler, a German entrepreneur who immigrated to the United States in 1856 and ​started a zinc manufacturing company in LaSalle, Illiniois. The company became extremely successful during the Civil War, in which Union artillery used cartridges with zinc components​. In 1887 Hegeler launched Open Court Publishing Company with the goal of propagating Ernst Haeckel’s monism as an alternative to traditional religion. He attracted a number of dissident intellectuals to his cause, and succeeded in establish​ing a publishing forum in the US that would promote the sort of discussion of philosophical, scientific and religious ideas that he had known in. . .

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