Special Issue "Call for Proposals of Special Issues"
A special issue of Philosophies (ISSN 2409-9287).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2016).
Interests: philosophy of information and computation; philosophy and history of science and logic; foundations of physics and mathematics; mathematical formalization of scientific theories
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Philosophies is being launched with the mission to integrate scientific research and philosophical reflection on the themes at the intersection of philosophical, scientific, technological, and cultural studies.
We invite proposals for Special Issues addressing themes relevant to the mission of the journal. The relevance is understood very broadly, and can be clarified for potential proposal authors upon request. Proposals should be short and rather general, but sufficiently elaborate for the purpose of evaluation and for being comprehensible to potential contributors.
Special Issues on topics central for the journal, such as life, consciousness, intelligence, knowledge, information, computation, logic, culture, and technology in their natural and artificial variations are always welcome, but considering the high demand for some topics underrepresented in philosophical and scientific literature devoted to synthesis of inquiry, we would like to suggest, for consideration, a few alternative, potential subjects for Special Issues, not necessarily in the center of attention of wide academic audience:
- Meta-philosophy of science (analysis of mutual interdependence of philosophy, scientific theories, and scientific practice);
- Methodologies for cross-cultural interactions between philosophical systems (sharing experience of philosophical reflection across cultural boundaries);
- Transcending limitations for scientific inquiry and philosophical reflection (searching for existing and future limits, analyzing the boundaries of scientific knowledge and looking for the ways to overcome the limitations);
- Historical and cultural hidden determinants of scientific method and of philosophical analysis (searching for unintended restrictions of inquiry).
The examples above can be revised to fit better interests of the authors of proposals.
Deadline: This call will be in effect continuously, however, in order to be placed (upon approval) on the publication calendar in the near future, proposals should be submitted to the Editorial Office [email protected] by 15 March, 2016.
Guest Editor Information: Gest Editors will be responsible for the process of peer-review and approval of selected manuscripts. MDPI policy gives guest editors as a token of recognition for their work on successfully published Special Issues the privilege of making it into printed book format (if more than ten papers are published in a special issue).
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Philosophies is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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