CFP: Special issue of Theoria: Context, Cognition and Communication

Submission deadline: February 28, 2019

Topic areas


The theme of the special issue revolves around issues of representing contexts and context-dependence, the theory of concepts and the theory of abstract objects. We invite papers related to these topics, falling in the areas of philosophy of language, metaphysics and ontology, philosophy of action, philosophy of mind, epistemology, natural language semantics and pragmatics, cognitive science, theoretical linguistics, semiotics (as understood in the Morris-Carnap tradition), formal philosophy and philosophical logic.

The purpose of the issue is, first, to enhance dialogue between philosophers working in different areas of philosophy, logicians, linguists and cognitive scientists, and, second, to discuss as many aspects of the phenomenon of context dependence, the theory of abstract objects and the theory of concepts as possible. The topics may include, but are not limited to, the issue of formal representations of context and conversational dynamics, topics in logic and semantics of indexicals and demonstratives, the theory of abstract objects, the theory of abstract concepts, the theory of conceptual spaces, the analysis of the concept of background knowledge, the problem of the roles of context in pragmatic inferences, the motivations for classical and non-classical approaches to mental and linguistic contents, the impact of contexts on propositional attitude attributions.

We are especially interested in foundational philosophical questions and issues. In order to submit the paper one is kindly asked to:

1/ submit the paper via the ScholarOne site available on the Theoria’s website, 
2/ send the copy of the paper (along with a brief info about the author(s)) to the guest editors: and

All submitted papers will be double-blind peer reviewed.

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