Philosophical Studies Series

Description

Philosophical Studies aims to provide a forum for the best current research in contemporary philosophy broadly conceived, its methodologies, and applications. Since Wilfrid Sellars and Keith Lehrer founded the series in 1974, the book series has welcomed a wide variety of different approaches, and every effort is made to maintain this pluralism, not for its own sake, but in order to represent the many fruitful and illuminating ways of addressing philosophical questions and investigating related applications and disciplines.

The book series is interested in classical topics of all branches of philosophy including, but not limited to: 
•    Ethics
•    Epistemology
•    Logic
•    Metaphysics
•    Philosophy of language
•    Philosophy of logic
•    Philosophy of mind
•    Philosophy of religion
•    Philosophy of science

Special attention is paid to studies that focus on:
•    the interplay of empirical and philosophical viewpoints
•    the implications and consequences of conceptual phenomena for research as well as for society
•    philosophies of specific sciences, such as philosophy of biology, philosophy of chemistry, philosophy of computer science, philosophy of information, philosophy of neuroscience, philosophy of physics, or philosophy of technology; and
•    contributions to the formal (logical, set-theoretical, mathematical, information-theoretical, decision-theoretical, etc.) methodology of sciences.

Likewise, the applications of conceptual and methodological investigations to applied sciences as well as social and technological phenomena are strongly encouraged. 

Philosophical Studies welcomes historically informed research, but privileges philosophical theories and the discussion of contemporary issues rather than purely scholarly investigations into the history of ideas or authors.

Besides monographs, Philosophical Studies publishes thematically unified anthologies, selected papers from relevant conferences, and edited volumes with a well-defined topical focus inside the aim and scope of the book series. The contributions in the volumes are expected to be focused and structurally organized in accordance with the central theme(s), and are tied together by an editorial introduction. Volumes are completed by extensive bibliographies.

The series discourages the submission of manuscripts that contain reprints of previous published material and/or manuscripts that are below 160 pages / 88,000 words.

For inquiries and submission of proposals authors can contact the editor-in-chief Luciano Floridi via: luciano.floridi@oii.ox.ac.uk