Iyyun was established in 1945 as a Hebrew philosophical quarterly by Martin Buber, S. H. Bergman and Julius Guttmann and is published by the S. H. Bergman Center for Philosophical Studies of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Iyyun is currently being redesigned, and from 2022 will come out twice a year, under a young editorial board and with an internet site, soon to be up and running. As part of this renewal we will publish a number of thematic issues, whose aim is to respond to a need to advance contemporary philosophical discourse, primarily in Hebrew, to indicate new paths of thought and lines of original research, and to build bridges between academia and the broader public.
Iyyun seeks to give expression to a wide spectrum of writers, and is committed to cultural and ideological pluralism, scholarly excellence, high quality writing, and vitality of thought. We will publish articles by leading scholars and those just setting out, thinkers who are developing and enriching dialogue and argument on diverse subjects, along with short essays, translations, discussions and controversies. This in the belief that philosophical thought has a formative role in local culture, and could be influential in shaping the sociopolitical sphere. The journal will continue in its hard copy version as well as appearing on the forthcoming Iyyun internet home page, which will offer an active platform for philosophical dialogue.
Hagi Kenaan, Editor
Department of Philosophy, Tel Aviv University