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Starting in Fall of 2019, once a semester, Phi Sigma Tau at UNC will be publishing an edition of Aperto Animo.

Aperto Animo is a student-run philosophical journal that publishes the work of undergraduate students in the field of philosophy. Aperto Animo seeks to facilitate thoughtful philosophical discussions on campus, and to prompt students to explore philosophy outside of the classroom. We want to help students learn how to interpret and critique philosophy across the years, and to bring students to be more analytical and aware of the world around them.


We are looking for submissions in a range of philosophical subcategories, including ethics, value theory, political thought, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of the mind, philosophy of language, and critiques of other philosophers’ writings. Submissions can be anywhere from very brief explorations of the various philosophical components at play in a contemporary issue, to longer papers. We are generally looking for submissions within the range of 2 to 12 pages, but are still open to reading longer submissions as well.

To submit to Aperto Animo, click here.

We are no longer accepting submissions for Spring 2020, and submissions for Fall 2020 will open in August.


If you have any questions, you can email, or Rob Hare ( and Alexandra Corbett (, Aperto Animo‘s founders and editors in chief.

For more information about membership and the application process, please contact Professor Mariska Leunissen at For more information about chapter events and happenings, please contact current president Alexandra Corbett at The general Phi Sigma Tau email is