2012 Synthese Issue on Neuroscience and Its Philosophy

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.  It is my pleasure to announce that the 2012 special issue is now in press.  It will be issue #189.3 (December). 

The following excellent papers will appear:

Holly Anderson, The Case for Regularity in Mechanistic Causal Explanation http://www.springerlink.com/content/11468r24j472p454/

Brandon Towl, Laws and Constrained Kinds: A Lesson from Motor Neuroscience http://www.springerlink.com/content/5257j74674272240/

Justin Garson, Function, Selection, and Construction in the Brain http://www.springerlink.com/content/76j63m37771581u7/

Mitchell Herschbach, Mirroring vs. Simulation: On the  Representational Function of Simulation http://www.springerlink.com/content/n4162411278074q3/

Shannon Spaulding, Mirror Neurons are not Evidence for the Simulation Theory http://www.springerlink.com/content/n6332r315vp856n7/

Carolyn Dicey Jennings, The Subject of Attention http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11229-012-0164-1

We already have some papers in the pipeline for 2013, but there is room for more. The 2013 issue is already approved by Synthese.

Synthese has recently revised its policy on special issues. Accordingly, after 2013, the special issue on Neuroscience and Its Philosophy will have to be submitted every year to the editors in chief. I hope that they will continue to support our efforts. 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. When you choose that option, I am in charge getting your paper refereed.

Update [11/2/12]: the issue is out.