Welcome to The Acorn

The Acorn: Philosophical Studies in Pacifism and Nonviolence is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal devoted to the philosophical examination of the theory and practice of activism, nonviolence, organizing, pacifism, protest, people power, and resistance especially related to examples such as M. K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, or Jane Addams.

Established in 1986 by Ha Poong Kim, and edited for many years by Barry L. Gan, The Acorn is today published biannually with the support of Texas State University.

Subscriptions to the online journal, with access to “Online First” previews and archives of past issues, may be accessed at the Philosophy Documentation Center at: https://www.pdcnet.org/acorn/The-Acorn

Copes of the print journal are also available via contribution. Please contact the Editor at rm95-at-txstate-dot-edu for pricing and payment information.

Subscribers and contributors to The Acorn are invited to become members of The Gandhi, King, Chavez, Addams Society (The Society) on an “opt-in” basis. The Society is affiliated with the American Philosophical Association.

last updated May 29, 2019

Happy New Year at PhilPapers 2017

Organizers at PhilPapers have agreed to post a category on Peace and Nonviolence:


Some leading names in nonviolence philosophy have also been added as 20th Century Philosophers:

Mahatma Gandhi

Jane Addams

and Martin Luther King, Jr.

The editors of The Acorn would like to thank PhilPapers for these timely adjustments. We encourage our colleagues to join efforts of scholarship and critical thinking in these important areas of study.

Greg Moses