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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‘Cosmos’ and ‘History’ are both Greek words. ‘Cosmos’, which originally meant ‘order’, came to mean ‘the ordered structure of the universe’. ‘History’, which originally meant ‘investigation’, came to mean an account of human actions and the causes of conflicts. Systematic speculation on the cosmos and the effort to produce objective histories emerged together in a society where, perhaps for the first time, people reflected impartially on themselves and their world and took responsibility for the future. Yet a tension emerged between Greek cosmology and Greek history. With the Pythagoreans who argued that the order in nature is mathematical, the notion of cosmos as a timeless structure crystallized. History, being concerned with human actions and the rise and fall of individuals and cities, was clearly about that which is not permanent. The tension between cosmology, conceiving the cosmos as an immutable, timeless order, and history, concerned with actions, intentions, conflicts and the rise and fall of individuals and communities, has been at the core of virtually all intellectual and political oppositions throughout the history of European civilization. What is required is a combination of natural and social philosophy, transcending all disciplinary boundaries, concerned with the fundamental issues of understanding the cosmos and our place within it as historical agents. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, provides a forum for advancing this understanding. It provides a focus to revive that unlimited interrogation of our cultural heritage introduced by the Ancient Greeks required for us to create the future. The journal encourages contributions from philosophically oriented thinkers from all disciplines.






















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 by Sept 1 2017. Notification of acceptance by Sept  8.

Further details/extended call for papers on

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Vol 13, No 2 (2017): Foundations of Mind IV: Quantum Mechanics Meets Neurodynamics

Table of Contents

Conference Report

Foundations of Mind IV: Quantum Mechanics Meets Neurodynamics Abstract PDF
Sean O Nuallain 1-5


Celtic Metaphysics and Consciousness Abstract PDF
Sean O Nuallain 6-25
Quantum Fluctuation Fields and Conscious Experience: How Neurodynamics Transcends Classical and Quantum Mechanics Abstract PDF
Alex Hankey 26-33
Using Psychic Phenomena to Connect Mind to Brain and to Revise Quantum Mechanics Abstract PDF
Stanley A. Klein 34-46
Saving the Physics II: Who Needs to be Saved? It Depends on Your Metaphysics Abstract PDF
Menas Kafatos 47-52
Seeming Backward-in-Time Actions in Forward-in-Time Realistically Interpreted Orthodox Relativistic Quantum Field Theory Abstract PDF
Henry Stapp 53-64
Ontology, Epistemology, Consciousness; And Closed, Timelike Curves Abstract PDF
Fred Alan Wolf 65-94
Quantum Interpretations for Building Science/Religion Bridges Abstract PDF
Christopher Cochran, Stanley A. Klein 95-105
Sacred Relics of Human History and the Discovery of Cosmic Mind Abstract PDF
Hal Cox 106-110
Psychical Research and the Outer Limits of Science Abstract PDF
Glynn Custred 111-125
Wave Function Collapse in Retinal Structure Under Aided/Unaided Conditions Abstract PDF
Karla M. Galdamez 126-140
Dreaming Consciousness Explored Abstract PDF
Judy B. Gardiner 141-165
Tuning the Mind in the Frequency Domain: Karl Pribram's Holonomic Brain Theory and David Bohm's Implicate Order Abstract PDF
Shelli R Joye 166-184
Plasma Brain Dynamics (PBD): A Mechanism for EEG Waves Under Human Consciousness Abstract PDF
John Z.G. Ma 185-203
Non-Locality as a Fundamental Principle of Reality: Bell's Theorem and Space-Like Interconnectedness Abstract PDF
Elizabeth A. Rauscher 204-216
Mind as a Virtual Phase-Conjugated Hologram Abstract PDF
Glen Rein 217-226
Effects of Intention; Energy Healing and Mind-Body States on Biophoton Emission Abstract PDF
Beverly Rubik, Harry Jabs 227-247
Recent Advances in Post-Quantum Physics Abstract PDF
Jack Sarfatti 248-255
Science to Improve the Human Condition Abstract PDF
Phillip Shinnick 256-260
Leonardo da Vinci's World Map Abstract PDF
Christopher Tyler 261-280
The Quantum Paradigm and Challenging the Objectivity Assumption Abstract PDF
George Weissmann, Cynthia Sue Larson 281-297
Jung in Dialogue with Freud and Patañjali Abstract PDF
Leanne Whitney 298-312
An Introduction to Mathematical Metaphysics Abstract PDF
Christopher Langan 313-330