About Philosophies

Aims

Philosophies (ISSN 2409-9287, http://www.mdpi.com/journal/philosophies) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to scientific research and philosophical reflection concerning themes at the intersection of philosophical, scientific, technological, and cultural studies. Although the philosophy of science, with its foundations in epistemology, scientific methodology, and the history of science, is at the core of the scope of Philosophies, the journal seeks much broader perspectives that integrate the diverse intellectual tools developed in a large variety of scientific disciplines and philosophical systems. The ultimate goal of the journal is to reach for a synthesis of knowledge using the collective wisdom of diverse methodologies.

Thus, in addition to works devoted to the more traditional themes of the philosophy of science, and of the philosophies of mathematics, logic, cognition, computation, etc., we invite articles or essays searching for new methods of inquiry. The journal is also for those who want to cross the borders between different scientific and philosophical disciplines or between different cultural paradigms of intellectual inquiry in the search for better understandings of traditional subjects of study; the journal is suitable for a wide range of philosophical and scientific questions and problems.

Philosophies publishes reviews, regular research papers, philosophical essays, and short communications. We aim to encourage scientists and philosophers to publish their scientific results and philosophical reflections in as much detail as necessary to achieve high quality, self-contained works. There is no restriction on paper length.

Scope

Philosophies does not restrict the scientific disciplines of inquiry of submitted papers, provided that the author or authors supply convincing argumentation that the subject of the paper is relevant to the goal of the philosophical synthesis of knowledge. On the other hand, no particular philosophical standpoint is expected or privileged, provided that the perspective has a firm, scholarly foundation.

The main criteria for acceptance of submitted work are scholarly rigor, originality, quality of presentation, significance for further inquiry, and relevance to philosophical synthesis. The following list provides some key words describing a selection of themes of special interest, but the absence of a theme on the list does not imply its disqualification:

  • philosophies of science, mathematics, logic, computation, information, natural or artificial intelligence, natural or artificial life and their relationship (in one way or another) to the disciplines of science or technology;
  • inter-cultural cross-fertilization of philosophical reflection related to the methods of scientific inquiry, technology, education, knowledge, and wisdom;
  • meta-philosophical reflection on interdisciplinary inquiries involving philosophy, science, culture, technology, and creativity.

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Philosophies is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications. MDPI works with Publons to provide reviewers with credit for their work.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

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Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Philosophies will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The copyright is retained by the author(s). MDPI will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2017 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

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