About Philosophies


Philosophies (ISSN 2409-9287) 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 the maximum length of the papers.


Main research areas include (but are not limited to):

  • integration of philosophy, science, technology and culture;
  • the past and future of philosophy;
  • philosophy of science;
  • logic and methodology of inquiry;
  • epistemology and ontology;
  • ethics and values;
  • natural philosophy;
  • philosophy of information and computation;
  • philosophy of mind and consciousness;
  • philosophy of complexity;
  • philosophy of religion and its study;
  • philosophical aspects of religions;
  • philosophy of living systems and their organization;
  • philosophy of language and culture;
  • political philosophy;
  • philosophy of education;
  • philosophy of health and healthcare;
  • philosophy of traditions and innovation;
  • philosophy of sports, leisure, and quality of life

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