Philosophy and the Mind Sciences

Current Issue

Vol. 3 (2022)
Published January 25, 2022
Philosophy and the Mind Sciences, 2022

Accepted stand-alone articles are published as soon as the editorial and production processes have been completed. Special issue articles are published as soon as the production of all contributions to the special issue is completed.

Special Issue

Chiara Caporuscio, Sascha Benjamin Fink
Book Symposium: Philosophy of Psychedelics
Matthew Johnson
Introduction: Psychedelic Science Needs Philosophy
Chris Letheby
Naturalistic Entheogenics: Précis of Philosophy of Psychedelics
Lisa Bortolotti, Kathleen Murphy-Hollies
The Agency-First Epistemology of Psychedelics
Chiara Caporuscio
Belief Now, True Belief Later: The Epistemic Advantage of Self-Related Insights in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy
Matteo Colombo
Serotonin, Predictive Processing and Psychedelics
Sascha Benjamin Fink
Psychedelics Favour Understanding Rather Than Knowledge
Sarah Hoffman
Positive Affect and Letheby's Naturalization of Psychedelic Therapy
Aidan Lyon, Anya Farennikova
Through the Psychedelic Looking-Glass: The Importance of Phenomenal Transparency in Psychedelic Transformation
Joshua M. Martin, Philipp Sterzer
How Level is the 'Cognitive Playing Field'? Context Shapes Alterations in Self-Conception During the Psychedelic Experience
Chris Letheby
Self and Knowledge in Psychedelic Therapy: Reply to Commentaries on Philosophy of Psychedelics
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Philosophy and the Mind Sciences (PhiMiSci) focuses on the interface between philosophy of mind, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. PhiMiSci is a peer-reviewed, not-for-profit open-access journal that is free for authors and readers.

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We thank Thomas Metzinger and the Barbara-Wengeler-Stiftung for financial support from 2018 to 2021. We are grateful to the university library of the Ruhr University Bochum for hosting us and thank Albert Newen for continuing support. Furthermore, we are grateful to John MacFarlane for developing Pandoc – which we use in the production processes at PhiMiSci.