Pensées is the Canadian undergraduate journal of philosophy. We accept submissions in both national languages, and in any area of philosophy-- the only stipulation is that the writer be an undergraduate in a Canadian philosophy department. In September, the editors send out a call for papers to each accredited department in Canada.
Pensées exists for a few reasons. Its distribution to each department encourages a national discourse in philosophy among undergraduates who are often at great geographical and political distance from one another. Pensées publishes the best undergraduate papers nationwide to demonstrate the merit of undergraduate philosophy writing and original thought.
We publish around five papers each year in various areas of philosophy, depending on submissions. We also conduct an interview with a distinguished philosopher working in Canada. This year's interview promises to be something a little different from past interviews: hopefully something well worth reading. Interviews are published in French and English.
Historically run out of McGill University with McGill editors, Pensées direction shifted last year, when one of the editors-in-chief was a student at l'Université de montréal. This year, Thierry Gendron-Dugré of Udem and his McGillian colleagues Daniel Reed, and Elisabeth Gill have renewed last year's commitment full Canadian representation. Canada's cultural history gives Canadian philosophy students exceptional access to different areas of philosophy. Pensées exists for the undergraduates of that diverse philosophical tradition.
The 2012-2013 academic year marks Pensées' thirteenth year in publication.
Pensées' ISSN number is 1492-2797.