CFP: Philosophia Scientiae: The Mind-Body Problem in Cognitive Neuroscience

Submission deadline: May 1, 2012

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Guest editors: Gabriel Vacariu & Mihai Vacariu

Submission deadline: May 1, 2012

Notification Date: October 1, 2012

One of the most important problems in philosophy, the mind-body (or mind-brain) problem is still up in the air. Paradoxically, since Descartes nobody has proposed a viable alternative solution to this problem. The general topic of this issue is the mind-body problem, with a focus on relatively recent debates from the field of cognitive neuroscience related to this problem. Thus, more specific topics could be the mind-brain identity, the binding problem, the brain imaging related to localization and the self.

Questions of interest: Is a particular mental state identical with some specific neural patterns of activation? During the evolution of species, the brain evolved in a strong relationship with the body. Could we eliminate the body from the equation “the mind = the brain”? Are we able to talk about the unity of consciousness in the terms of neuroscience or consciousness and the self are just pseudo-notions? What are the relationships between notions from psychology and neuroscience?

Manuscripts should be submitted in English or French, and prepared for anonymous peer review. Abstracts in French and English (200-300 words) should be included.

Email-address to send the paper: [email protected]

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