CFP: Synthese: Neuroscience and Its Philosophy

Posted on March 3, 2014 by


The journal Synthese publishes a yearly issue on Neuroscience and Its Philosophy. In recent years, this has been perhaps the highest profile venue explicitly devoted to articles in the philosophy of neuroscience. For example, two papers published in the 2011 issue have already been anthologized.

The 2013 issue is mostly full but there is room for a couple more papers. If you want to make it into the 2013 issue, feel free to submit your best work at your earliest convenience!

Synthese has recently revised its policy on special issues. All proposals for special issues must be submitted to the editors in chief. I am glad to report that the editors in chief have just approved the 2014 issue, so the tradition will continue at least into next year. Any paper that doesn’t make it into the 2013 issue will automatically be considered for the 2014 issue.

Anyone doing good work in the philosophy of neuroscience should consider submitting their papers to Synthese’s yearly issue on Neuroscience and Its Philosophy. An explicit option Neuroscience and Its Philosophy is available in Editorial Manager (Synthese’s online submission system), which option can be selected when submitting a paper to Synthese.


Gualtiero Piccinini (

Associate Professor and Philosophy Department Chair

Department of Philosophy, Center for Neurodynamics

University of Missouri – St. Louis


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