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Call for Papers: Models, Networks, and Multiple Factors in the Philosophy of Psychiatry

September 22, 2021

Guest Editors: Lena Kästner (Saarland University) & Henrik Walter (Charité Berlin)

A major task for philosophy of psychiatry is to investigate how mental disorders can be best conceptualized, modelled, and explained. In order to do so, it is necessary to accommodate for their multifactorial and multilevel nature. Within neuroscience, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind, a range of new approaches has recently been proposed to this end. These approaches include, among others, the new mechanist philosophy, artificial (deep) neural networks, symptom network theory, predictive processing, computational psychiatry, connectomics, and 4E-cognition. Although these accounts exhibit promising features for a modern scientific approach to psychiatry, they leave unanswered important questions regarding the theoretical and conceptual foundations of contemporary psychopathological models as well as the practical limitations arising within clinical practice and modelling psychopathology. We invite contributions addressing such questions. Submission Deadline: 31st March 2022.

Inquiries regarding this special issue should be directed to issue@philpsych.com under the heading [SI-PhilPsych].

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Call for Papers: Book Symposium on Letheby’s Philosophy of Psychedelics

September 22, 2021

In early 2022, Philosophy and the Mind Sciences will publish a book symposium on Chris Letheby’s Philosophy of Psychedelics (OUP 2021). It will include a précis, several commentaries, and a reply by the author. We hereby invite proposals for commentaries for this symposium.

UPDATE 31st of August 2021:  Due to the late rollout of the printed versions, we have extended the deadline for abstracts to the 1st of October 2021.

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Report 2020

June 22, 2021

We opened PhiMiSci for submissions in mid-2019 and the first articles were published in 2020. Now, we’d like to take stock and provide an overview of our first year, as well as outline our aims and plans for the future.

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