Special Topic on Radical Disruptions of Self-Consciousness
The inaugural issue of PhiMiSci will be a Special Topic on Radical Disruptions of Self-Consciousness (see the Manifesto of the Selfless Minds workshop). The call for papers for this Special Topic was closed on May 1. Submissions are currently under review. The guest editors of this Special Topic are Thomas Metzinger (Mainz) & Raphaël Millière (Oxford). The expected publication date of this Special Topic is late 2019.
In 2000, MIT published „Neural Correlates of Consciousness: Empirical and Conceptual Questions“, edited by Thomas Metzinger. The volume brought together empirical neuroscientists, psychologists, anaesthesiologists, philosophers, all participants at the 2nd ASSC meeting in Bremen. Notably, the current standard definition of an NCC as that minimal neural activation sufficient for an experience was introduced by David Chalmers in this anthology. The science of consciousness has tremendously progressed since then, but the search for neural correlates of consciousness has remained at the core of this endeavour. Time to celebrate this progress, to take stock, and to raise new issues.
We invite empirical, conceptual, methodological and philosophical contributions on any aspect of the neural correlates of consciousness. But all submissions must discuss, address, and focus on the neural correlates of consciousness. Currently, the following contributors have voiced their support for this special issue: Bernard Baars, David Chalmers, Axel Cleeremans, John-Dylan Haynes, Jakob Hohwy, Steve Fleming, Sascha Benjamin Fink, Karl Friston, Peter König, Hakwan Lau, Holger Lyre, Tomas Marvan, Thomas Metzinger, Albert Newen, Morten Overgaard, Michael Pauen, Michal Polak, Tobias Schlicht, Wolf Singer, Kai Vogeley.
Deadline for submissions will be 1st of April 2020, with the aim to publish the volume in full at the beginning of the last quarter of 2020. Please email Sascha Benjamin Fink (firstname.lastname@example.org) for inquiries.