Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy

Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of natural and social philosophy. It serves those who see philosophy's vocation in questioning and challenging prevailing assumptions about ourselves and our place in the world, developing new ways of thinking about physical existence, life, humanity and society, so helping to create the future insofar as thought affects the issue. Philosophy so conceived is not exclusively identified with the work of professional philosophers, and the journal welcomes contributions from philosophically oriented thinkers from all disciplines.

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Foundations of Mind IV: Quantum Mechanics Meets Neurodynamics
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Foundations of Mind III: Homage to Walter Freeman III
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Foundations of Mind II: A Dialogue of World-Views
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Naturalism
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Foundations of Mind I: Cognition and Consciousness

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Castoriadis

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The Future of Philosophy
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Overcoming Nihilism
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Real Objects or Material Subjects
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The Poetics of Resistance
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Transcending the Disciplinary Boundaries
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The Italian Difference: Between Nihilism and Biopolitics
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What is Life?
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The Spirit of the Age: Hegel and the Fate of Thinking
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The Praxis of Alain Badiou
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Inaugural Issue
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Announcements

 

Conferences: The New AI Scare

 

Nov 3 2017 CIIS, SF, USA 5th meeting of the foundations of mind

Like its counterparts in the 1950's and 1980's, the new scare assures us AI systems will keep us as pets. As it is based like them on 1950's algorithms, participants are asked to consider whether  the new scare is arguably more a symptom of the neo-feudalism that economic liberalism  has morphed into than anything that counters the classical
Lucas/Gödel objections.

Please send a 500-word abstract to universityofireland@gmail.com by Sept 1 2017. Notification of acceptance by Sept  8.

Further details/extended call for papers on foundationsofmind.org

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Conferences: Celtic metaphysics, madness and geopolitics

 

Oct 5 2017 CIIS, SF, USA 5th meeting of the international congress of Irish studies (in association with foundations of mind.)

As the UK disintegrates, and  a restive Scotland co-habiting isles that may soon equally  be known as Celtic  with (as of /May 2017) no MP's in Britain, no likelihood of a new government in "Northern Ireland", and no Taoiseach in Ireland, this conference examines  the geopolitics of western Europe. Two subthemes treated are the legacy of the great Benedictine monk Sean O Duinn, an excavator of the Indus Valley influence on the Celtic Christian epics, and the mental hospital gulag in 20th century Ireland, a system so evolved that the "lunatics" even played inter-mural representative Gaelic football.

Please send a 500-word abstract to eireann@yahoo.com by Aug 1 2017.
Notification of acceptance by Aug 8.

Further details/extended call for papers on

icis32.blogspot.com