I’m very glad to say that 2014 has been our best year ever at the Brains blog, with over 93,000 total visits, including consecutive months of 10,000+ each from October through December.
Josh Knobe’s self-fulfilling post on the increased importance of experimental findings in recent philosophy of mind was the year’s biggest attraction, followed closely by many of the featured contributions from Kristin Andrews, Jakob Hohwy, Anne Jaap Jacobson, Susanna Siegel, and Dan Weiskopf, as well as our symposia on articles from Mind & Language by Philipp Koralus and Wayne Wu.
None of this would be possible without the contributions of the excellent philosophers and other philosophically-minded folks who read, write, and comment on our posts. Nor would it be possible without the hard work of our contributing editors: Robert Briscoe and Kristina Musholt, who agreed early in the year to organize our Mind & Language symposia and Featured Scholar contributions, respectively; and Cameron Buckner, who is helping to organize the first annual Minds Online conference, which will be held in this space next September.
Speaking of Minds Online, the deadline for submissions is just over six weeks away, and we all are looking forward to reading your work! Also on tap already for 2015 are featured contributions from Matthew Fulkerson and Brie Gertler, as well as a symposium on Aaron Norby’s forthcoming paper “Uncertainty Without All the Doubt”, plus much more that will be announced in the coming months.
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Best wishes for 2015, and many thanks to all of you who’ve helped make the past year such a success. Please keep reading, commenting, and sharing our posts, and feel free to get in touch with me or any of the other editors if you have questions, comments, or suggestions.