For this special issue of Thoughtwe invite papers that make a contribution to either the metaphysics of time or of modality, or that illuminate the connections between them.
Metaphysicians of modality argue over whether ontology extends beyond the actual just as metaphysicians of time argue over whether ontology extends beyond the present; and we might also ask whether it is a stable position to hold that reality includes the non-present but not the non-actual. There are modal analogues of McTaggart’s infamous argument for the unreality of time, and we can ask whether the modal and temporal arguments stand or fall together. We might wonder whether trans-world identity should be treated differently from identity across time, and whether if existence is contingent it must also be temporary, etc.
Papers should correspond to the standardThoughtguidelines and be no longer than 4500 words, including footnotes. Papers are to be submitted before 31st May 2013. When submitting please ensure you select article type as “The Metaphysics of Time and Modality Special Issue” to ensure your paper is reviewed via the special issue route.
Thought, edited by Crispin Wright, John Divers and Carrie Jenkins and published on behalf of the Northern Institute of Philosophy, is dedicated to the publication of short (less than 4,500 words), original, philosophical papers in the areas of epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of logic, philosophy of math, and philosophy of mind.
The editors of Thought hope to expose the readers of Thought to the most central and significant issues and positions in contemporary philosophy that fall under its remit. To that end, all readers are encouraged to continue the discussion in the new Thought Blog, which provides a forum for readers of and contributors to the journal to discuss the latest papers.
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So we finally got our act together and separated the Philosopher’s Eye from our sister journal, Philosophy Compass. You may have noticed the shiny new domain name (and that we’re no longer hosted on the Philosophy Compass domain). We’re still affiliated with Compass, which has also had a bit of a makeover. But we’ve been covering a broad range of philosophy news (not just Compass-related stuff) for some time now; hence the new, separate identity.
To celebrate the sixtyfifteenth birthday of J.R.R. Tolkien’s much-loved tale we’d like to give away a brand new advance copy of ‘The Hobbit and Philosophy’ publishing in November. You can read a free chapter here, right now, but just for fun we’d like to invite you to tell us, in the style of Tolkien, why we should give you our precious as a birthday present. The rules are as follows:
One paragraph or less
Posted in the comments field below
Let’s keep it clean
The winner will be chosen by us based on originality, logical brilliance, hobbityness or just plain making the effort to have a go. The decision of the judges will be final. Competition closes October 5th. Good Luck.
Starting in 2011, the journal Philosophical Books was renamed Analytic Philosophy. The journal features original peer-reviewed research in all areas of philosophy, along with other kinds of pieces like book symposia, critical notices, and reviews, etc. In this interview, we caught up with the editor, David Sosa, and asked him a little about the remit for the new project, and what he considers to be the most important questions in philosophy today.
Philosopher’s Eye: Starting in 2011, Philosophical Books has been renamed Analytic Philosophy. What were some of the reasons for the transition?
David Sosa: Philosophical Books was a great resource for the profession for many years (since 1960!), so the change was not without some regret. And we’ve kept the retro look-and-feel of the journal. But I thought there was an opportunity to do more for the discipline by emphasising original research articles and not limiting the journal to review-type essays. To highlight that evolution in the journal’s aims and scope, we also changed Continue reading “David Sosa on launching ‘Analytic Philosophy’”