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An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science

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Beyond Inferentialism

While inferentialist theories of meaning never achieved the same popularity as truth-conditional semantic theories, it is safe to say that inferentialism has attained the status of an alternative yet well-es...
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Open
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31 August 2024

Ethics of belief in science, social world, and philosophy

The origins of the contemporary ethics of belief debate can be traced back to the classic opposition between ideas of the British mathematician and philosopher William Clifford and the American philosopher a...
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Open
Submission deadline
30 September 2024

Logic, Rationality and Action (LORI IX, 2023)

The collection is based on the best (expanded and revised) contributions to the International Conference on Logic, Rationality and Interaction (LORI) 2023 but is open to other contributions by researchers wo...
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Open
Submission deadline
30 September 2024

New Directions in the Extended Mind

The extended mind has sparked a heated debate. Originally, discussion focused on the tenability of the extended mind thesis itself, which was variously attacked or defended on the basis of thought experiment...
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Open
Submission deadline
30 July 2024

New Work on Networks

The discussions on topological explanations are gaining a significant momentum in the philosophy and in science, as the number of both scientific and philosophical papers on this topic are growing every year...
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Open
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30 November 2024

Reasons and Explanation

In recent years, research on reasons has been an important driving force towards unifying debates in different philosophical disciplines, such as ethics, epistemology, philosophy of action and philosophy of ...
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Open
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31 October 2024

The Philosophy of Effort

We make efforts to lift heavy weights, to solve problems, to concentrate, to stop smoking, to climb mountains, to convince others, to stay calm, to understand obscure texts, to conceal our vices, to resist t...
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Open
Submission deadline
15 October 2024

The Philosophy of Experiments

Empirical constraints are pivotal in the development and assessment of scientific theories, with experimentation being the quintessential arbiter of science. Despite their fundamental role, experiments only ...
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Open
Submission deadline
15 November 2024

Works of Art and Technical Artifacts: Towards a Unified Account?

There are ongoing debates on both the metaphysics of works of art (e.g., Levinson, 2011; Matheson & Caplan, 2011; Davies, 2012; Rohrbaugh, 2012; Glenn, 2016; Irvin, 2022) and the metaphysics of technical art...
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Open
Submission deadline
15 July 2024

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