Call for Papers: On David Chalmers’s “A Computational Foundation for the Study of Cognition.”

David Chalmers’s 1993 paper, “A Computational Foundation for the Study of Cognition,” contains his most systematic discussion of computation as a foundation for cognitive science.  The paper has been posted online (, discussed, and cited during all these years.  The paper will finally be published in a special issue of the Journal of Cognitive Science edited by the philosophy editor, Gualtiero Piccinini.

This particular special issue will be made available online for free, to insure wide publicity and universal access.

Chalmers’s paper will be published together with other selected discussions of Chalmers’s paper and related topics, and a response by Chalmers.  All contributions will be peer reviewed. 

If you’d like to contribute, please submit your paper of no more than 5,000 words to Gualtiero Piccinini at  The deadline is August 15, 2011.

The Journal of Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary, international, peer reviewed journal, published by the Institute for Cognitive Science at Seoul National University.  Philosophy papers on any topic pertaining to cognitive science are always welcome.  Also welcome are proposals for special issues on philosophical topics of interest to cognitive scientists.  Information for authors may be found on the journal’s website:

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