Philosophy and the Mind Sciences

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Vol. 5 (2024)
Published January 8, 2024
Philosophy and the Mind Sciences, 2024

PhiMiSci expresses profound sadness at the passing of Daniel Dennett (1942-2024). He was an outstanding philosopher and an esteemed member of our advisory board. In memory of Dan, here is a personal statement by co-founder and co-editor-in-chief Jennifer Windt.

PhiMiSci is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, diamond open access journal. Accepted articles are published as soon as the editorial and production processes have been completed. Special issue articles may be published on a different schedule.

Special Issue: Successful and unsuccessful remembering and imagining

Uku Tooming, Kengo Miyazono
Prospects for epistemic generationism about memory
Denis Perrin, Michael Barkasi
Immersing oneself into one’s past: subjective presence can be part of the experience of episodic remembering
Lu Teng
The justificatory power of memory experience
Peter Langland-Hassan
Imagining what you intend
Daniel Munro
Remembering religious experience: Reconstruction, reflection, and reliability
Changsheng Lai
Relearning and remembering: A gradualist account
Marya Schechtman
Personal identity and mental time travel
André Sant'Anna
Metacognition and the puzzle of alethic memory
Shin Sakuragi
Successfully remembering a belief and the problem of forgotten evidence
Fabrice Teroni
Memory identification and its failures
Matthew Frise
Remembering trauma in epistemology
Felipe Morales Carbonell
Going ballistic: The dynamics of the imagination and the issue of intentionalism

Special Issue: Dreaming and mind wandering: Spontaneous thought across the sleep-wake cycle

Emily Lawson, Evan Thompson
Daydreaming as spontaneous immersive imagination: A phenomenological analysis
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Aims and scope

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.

Editorial policy

PhiMiSci is open for submission of stand-alone articles. If you would like to propose a special issue for PhiMiSci, please take a look at our guidelines for special issues. A description of our editorial procedure can be found here.

Open access policy and copyright

By default, PhiMiSci publishes all papers under a CC-BY license, which permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided appropriate credit is given to the original author(s), and the original source and a link to the Creative Commons license are provided. If a different Creative Commons license is preferred by an author, they must indicate this during the submission of their manuscript. Other suitable Creative Commons license additions include that any repurpose must be non-commercial (NC) or that it must not be cut or altered (ND). PhiMiSci does not publish under anything but a Creative Commons license. All authors retain the copyright of their papers and full publishing rights without restrictions.

Archiving and long-term availability

All papers published in PhiMiSci are stored on servers in Germany. Long-term availability is guaranteed through additional archiving at the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (German National Library), which also has the task of collecting, cataloguing, indexing and archiving online publications.

PhiMiSci is indexed by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).


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. We gratefully acknowledge support for the period 2023-2026 through a project funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) – project number 514161146.