CFP: Philosophies - Special Issue of "Philosophies of Language and Logic"

Submission deadline: October 1, 2023

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1) I am pleased to invite you to contribute to a Special Issue of Philosophies that focuses on the philosophies of language and logic.  The philosophies of language and logic intersect in many important areas of inquiry, such as the nature of meaning and propositions, formal semantics, metasemantics, pragmatics, syntax, semantic paradoxes, theories of truth, and the foundation of mathematics.  These topics in the philosophies of language and logic reached prominence in the 20th century following Gottlob Frege’s important distinction between sense and reference and Bertrand Russell’s theory of descriptions and semantic content.  The importance of these issues endures and contributions continue to be made by contemporary philosophers of language and of logic, often focusing on topics such as definite descriptions, rigid designation, the nature of meaning and truth, conditional statements, vagueness, and modality.

2) Philosophies is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to scientific research and philosophical reflection regarding themes at the intersection of philosophical, scientific, technological, and cultural studies.  In the spirit of the journal’s general aims and scope, this Special Issue on ‘The Philosophies of Language and Logic’ aims to address the scope of intersection between these two important philosophical fields.  The aim is to have a collection of at least 10 articles, and the Special Issue may be printed in book form if this number is reached.

3) In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome.  Research areas may include but are not limited to the nature of propositions, the meaning of referential terms, the relation between semantic values and different types of content, the meaning of epistemic and deontic modal expressions, and the way in which possible world semantics should be construed.  I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Marina P. Banchetti-Robino
Guest Editor

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Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Philosophies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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