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'Ilu. Revista de Ciencias de las Religiones     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Acheronta     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Acta Philosophica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Acta Universitatis Carolinae Theologica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Business Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Agora     Full-text available via subscription  
Agora: papeles de Filosofía     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ahkam : Jurnal Ilmu Syariah     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aisthema, International Journal     Open Access  
Aisthesis     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Aisthesis. Pratiche, linguaggi e saperi dell’estetico     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ajatus : Suomen Filosofisen Yhdistyksen vuosikirja     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
AJIS : Academic Journal of Islamic Studies     Open Access  
Akademos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
al-Afkar : Journal For Islamic Studies     Open Access  
Al-Banjari : Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu-Ilmu Keislaman     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Al-Fikra     Open Access  
Al-Jami'ah : Journal of Islamic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
AL-Qadissiya Magzine for Human Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Al-Tijary : Jurnal Ekonomi dan Bisnis Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Al-Ulum     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Albertus Magnus     Open Access  
Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
Alter : Revue de phénoménologie     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Journal of Semiotics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Theology & Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45)
American Society for Aesthetics Graduate E-journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
An-Nisbah : Jurnal Ekonomi Syariah     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anais de Filosofia Clássica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anais Eletrônicos do Congresso Epistemologias do Sul     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Analecta Hermeneutica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anales de la Cátedra Francisco Suárez     Open Access  
Anales del Seminario de Historia de la Filosofía     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Análisis     Open Access  
Análisis : Revista de investigación filosófica     Open Access  
Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Analytic Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Analytica : Revista de Filosofia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ancient Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Andrews University Seminary Student Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ANFUSINA : Journal of Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Angewandte Philosophie / Applied Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Sklodowska, sectio I – Philosophia-Sociologia     Open Access  
Annali del Dipartimento di Filosofia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals in Social Responsibility     Full-text available via subscription  
Annals of the University of Bucharest : Philosophy Series     Open Access  
Annuaire du Collège de France     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Anthropological Measurements of Philosophical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuari de la Societat Catalana de Filosofia     Open Access  
Anuario Filosófico     Full-text available via subscription  
Appareil     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Apuntes Filosóficos     Open Access  
Apuntes Universitarios     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Araucaria. Revista Iberoamericana de Filosofía, Política y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archai : revista de estudos sobre as origens do pensamento ocidental     Open Access  
Archiv fuer Rechts- und Sozialphilosphie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Areté : Revista de Filosofia     Open Access  
Argos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argumentos - Revista de Filosofia     Open Access  
Assuming Gender     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Astérion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Astrolabio     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
At-Tabsyir : Jurnal Komunikasi Penyiaran Islam     Open Access  
At-Taqaddum     Open Access  
At-Turats     Open Access  
Attarbiyah : Journal of Islamic Culture and Education     Open Access  
Augustinian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Augustiniana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Augustinianum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Aurora : papeles del Seminario María Zambrano     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Auslegung : A Journal of Philosophy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Australasian Catholic Record, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australasian Journal of Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
Australasian Philosophical Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Australian Humanist, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Journal of Parapsychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Axiomathes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Bajo Palabra     Open Access  
Balkan Journal of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BELAJEA : Jurnal Pendidikan Islam     Open Access  
Between the Species     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bijdragen     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Binghamton Journal of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription  
Bioethica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bioethics Research Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
BioéthiqueOnline     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biology and Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
BMC Medical Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch für Antike und Mittelalter     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Bohemistyka     Open Access  
Bollettino Filosofico     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal for the History of Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
British Journal of Aesthetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
British Journal of Music Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Budhi : A Journal of Ideas and Culture     Full-text available via subscription  
Bulletin d'Analyse Phénoménologique     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin de Philosophie Medievale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of Symbolic Logic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of Yaroslav Mudryi NLU : Series : Philosophy, philosophy of law, political science, sociology     Open Access  
Business and Professional Ethics Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Business Ethics Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
C@hiers du CRHIDI     Open Access  
Cadernos Benjaminianos     Open Access  
Cadernos de Ética e Filosofia Política     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos de Filosofia Alemã : Crítica e Modernidade     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cadernos do PET Filosofia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Espinosanos     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cadernos Nietzsche     Open Access  
Cadernos Zygmunt Bauman     Open Access  
Cahiers de Philosophie de l’Université de Caen     Open Access  
Cahiers Droit, Sciences & Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cakrawala : Jurnal Studi Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Journal of Bioethics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Canadian Journal of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Chiasmi International     Full-text available via subscription  
Childhood & Philosophy     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Chisholm Health Ethics Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Chôra : Revue d’Études Anciennes et Médiévales - philosophie, théologie, sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Christian Journal for Global Health     Open Access  
Chromatikon     Full-text available via subscription  
Church Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Ciência & Trópico     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cinta de Moebio     Open Access  
Circe de clásicos y modernos     Open Access  
Civitas Augustiniana     Open Access  
Clareira - Revista de Filosofia da Região Amazônica     Open Access  
Claridades : Revista de Filosofía     Open Access  
Clotho     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cognitio : Revista de Filosofia     Open Access  
Cognitive Semiotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Collingwood and British Idealism Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Colombia Forense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comparative and Continental Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Comparative Philosophy     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Con-Textos Kantianos (International Journal of Philosophy)     Open Access  
Conatus : Journal of Philosophy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Conciencia     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
CONJECTURA : filosofia e educação     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Constellations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Contagion : Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Contemporary Chinese Thought     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Contemporary Political Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Continental Philosophy Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 25)
Contrastes. Revista Internacional de Filosofía     Open Access  
Contributions to the History of Concepts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Controvérsia     Open Access  
Convivium : Revista de Filosophia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Correspondences : Journal for the Study of Esotericism     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CoSMo | Comparative Studies in Modernism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cosmos and History : The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Cracow Indological Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Creativity Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Critical Horizons     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Croatian Journal of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Filosofía     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cuadernos de Filosofía Latinoamericana     Open Access  
Cuestiones de Filosofía     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cultura : International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cultural-Historical Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cuyo Anuario de Filosofía Argentina y Americana     Open Access  
Daimon Revista Internacional de Filosofía     Open Access  
Dalogue and Universalism     Full-text available via subscription  
Dao : A Journal of Comparative Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Design Philosophy Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte     Hybrid Journal  
Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Diagonal : Zeitschrift der Universität Siegen     Hybrid Journal  
Diakrisis Yearbook of Theology and Philosophy     Open Access  
Dialectic : A scholarly journal of thought leadership, education and practice in the discipline of visual communication design     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dialektiké     Open Access  
Dialogue Canadian Philosophical Review/Revue canadienne de philosophie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Diánoia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dianoia     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Diferencia(s)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dimas : Jurnal Pemikiran Agama untuk Pemberdayaan     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Dios y el Hombre     Open Access  
Dirosat : Journal of Islamic Studies     Open Access  
Discurso     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Discusiones Filosóficas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Disputatio     Open Access  
Dissonância : Revista de Teoria Crítica     Open Access  
Doctor virtualis     Open Access  
Doxa : Cuadernos de Filosofía del Derecho     Open Access  
EarthSong Journal: Perspectives in Ecology, Spirituality and Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Economica : Jurnal Ekonomi Islam     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Edukasi : Jurnal Pendidikan Islam     Open Access  
Eidos     Open Access  
Ekstasis : Revista de Hermenêutica e Fenomenologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
El Banquete de los Dioses     Open Access  
Elenchos     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Eleutheria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Elpis - Czasopismo Teologiczne Katedry Teologii Prawosławnej Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku     Open Access  
Empedocles : European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)

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  • Hermeneutics and the Conservatism of Listening

    • Authors: David Liakos
      Abstract:
      PubDate: 2020-10-16
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2020)
       
  • Is Space Discrete' An Inquiry into the Reality of Planck Length and
           its Philosophical Implications

    • Authors: Zhen Liang
      Abstract: In this paper, I examine the philosophical assumptions subtending the newly emerging concept of the smallest possible chunk of discrete space — Planck length, employing the method of historical analysis, hermeneutics, and phenomenological investigation.With the metaphysical presuppositions undergirding Planck length revealed, I attempt a discussion of the philosophical implications of the discrete space. 

      PubDate: 2020-10-14
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2020)
       
  • On Computer Simulation, with Particular Regard to their Application in
           Contemporary Astrophysics

    • Authors: Stefan Gruner, Matthias Bartelmann
      Abstract: In this survey contribution, which extends [GBa19], we consider and discuss computer simulations from a variety of perspectives with particular attention to computer simulations in astrophysics and cosmology. We begin by reviewing earlier, related science-philosophical literature on this topic. Then we point out several fundamental limitations which computer simulations are, as a matter of principle, not able to overcome. We conclude our considerations with the conjecture that computer simulations are technically amplified gedankenexperiments (thought experiments). Another important insight which follows from our considerations concerns the epistemic value of such simulations: the more complex the underlying models, the less we are able to learn from them.
      PubDate: 2020-10-07
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2020)
       
  • This is the Way the World Ends: A Philosophy of Civilization Since 1900,
           and A Philosophy of the Future

    • Authors: Robert Hanna, Otto Paans,
      Abstract: The aim of this essay is to provide, in an accessible, concise, and synoptic format, a new Kulturphilosophie, or “philosophy of civilization,” that covers the period running from the turn of the 20th century to the end of the second decade of the 21st century. Our use of the term Kultur (“culture” or “civilization”) is intended not only to emphasize that we are philosophizing about civilization as a whole since 1900—including philosophy itself, the applied and fine arts, the formal and natural sciences, society, and politics. It is also intended to emphasize that we view civilization in this maximally broad sense, during this 120-year period, as a product of certain philosophical, artistic, scientific, social, and political conditions that have also generated a certain world-image or “world-picture” (Weltbild) that has more or less non-self-consciously characterized humanity’s development and guided its course during that period—but towards what' Answer: towards our collective rational human condition right now and right here, namely, Spring 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, at The End of the World. More precisely, we are claiming that the past 120 years of civilization have effectively driven humanity into a veritable cul de sac, a dead end for rational human civilization. As a consequence, we most urgently need to retrace our steps, identify a philosophico-cultural version of Robert Frost’s “road not taken” that briefly appeared between 1900 and 1940, and then correspondingly revolutionize our thinking towards a philosophy of the future that can and should extend beyond The End of the World and into the next four decades of the 21st century. We call this philosophy of the future new wave organicism.
      PubDate: 2020-10-03
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2020)
       
  • Repairing Historicity

    • Authors: Bennett B. Gilbert
      Abstract: This paper advances a fresh theorization of historicity.  The word and concept of historicity has become so widespread and popular that they have ceased to have definite meaning and are used to stand for unsupported notions of the values inherent in human experience.  This paper attempts to repair the concept by re-defining it as the temporal aspect of the interdependence of life; having history is to have a life intertwined with the lives of all others and with the universe.  After separating out the looser uses, surveying some of the literature, and defining what needs to be done, the paper examines shortcomings in the very different and widely influential conceptions of historicity of Koselleck and Heidegger.  It then advances a new conception and fits it into the theoretical and moral capabilities of the philosophy of history as a core of philosophical anthropology.

      PubDate: 2020-10-03
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2020)
       
  • Kant’s Hermeneutics of Progress

    • Authors: Zachary Biondi
      Abstract: Kant’s Idea for a Universal History from a Cosmopolitan Point of View proposes a method of historiography according to which humanity is depicted as progressing towards a state of freedom, perpetual peace, and cosmopolitanism. In short, it puts forward what one might call a hermeneutics of progress: a self-consciously political exegetical framework. This paper locates the hermeneutic in Kant’s political essays and explores a number of its characteristics, for instance, its self-reflexivity. The hermeneutic is seen to be more than a call for politically progressive historiography but also a broader philosophy of history that challenges institutional assumptions.
      PubDate: 2020-10-03
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2020)
       
  • Geist and Ge-Stell: Beyond the Cyber-Nihilist Convergence of Intelligence

    • Authors: Hilan Nissior Bensusan
      Abstract: This article argues that nihilism engages thought in a project of converging norms that assumes a contemporary form in Negarestani's inhumanism. Nihilism is described as a cyber-cosmopolitical project that engages with the (metaphysical) effort to extract the ultimate intelligibility of what exists. Heidegger's remarks on Ge-Stell are explored to question whether thought could possibly engage in anything other than the endeavor to turn the world into an artifice. The inhumanist reading of Geist is shown to be committed to the convergence of norms which is at odds with the very practice of reasoning. A post-nihilist Marxist picture of thought is then sketched according to which thought is taken to be a diverging force of production. In this alternative picture, the development of thinking leads to social, cybernetic and cosmopolitical relations that gradually diverge while distancing themselves from the current engagement in the extraction of the intelligibility of things.   

      PubDate: 2020-10-03
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2020)
       
  • Information and Explication: From Wave Function to Conscious Thought

    • Authors: Ted Dace
      Abstract: An atom is characterized mathematically as an evolving superposition of possible values of properties and experimentally as an instantaneous phenomenon with a precise value of a measured property. Likewise, an organism is to itself a flux of experience and to an observer a tangible body in a distinct moment. Whereas the implicit atom is the stream of computation represented by the smoothly propagating wave function, the implicit organism is both the species from which the body individuates and the personal mind its behavior explicates. As with the wave computation that underlies the atom, the substance of the implicit organism is not matter but information. And like projection from a superposition of potential values to a single outcome in a precise and fleeting moment, the organism actualizes only one of the many possible behaviors calculated in the ongoing presence we know as consciousness. 
      PubDate: 2020-10-03
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2020)
       
  • The Planck-Shannon Plot: A Quantitative Method for Identifying
           ‘Superstructures’ in Cell Biology and Consciousness Study

    • Authors: Sungchul Ji
      Abstract: The recently (1997-2019) developed cell language theory predicts the existence of ‘superstructures' including supermetabolic pathways and ‘superneural networks'.  The present paper describes how the Planckian Distribution Equation discovered in 2008 and its derivative, the Planck-Shannon plot, might be utilized to quantitate the state of human consciousness (or to measure the ‘quanta of consciousness') based on multichannel EEG data properly transformed into long tailed histograms.
      PubDate: 2020-10-03
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2020)
       
  • Henri Bergson and the Mind Body Problem: Overcoming Cartesian Dualism

    • Authors: Arran Gare
      Abstract: There are few philosophers who have been so influential in their own lifetimes and had so much influence, only to be subsequently ignored, as Henri Bergson (1859-1941). When in April 1922, Bergson debated Einstein on the nature of time, it was Bergson who was far better known and respected. Now Einstein's achievements are known to everyone, but very few people outside philosophy departments have even heard of Bergson. Following Friedrich Schelling and those he influenced, Bergson targeted the Cartesian dualism that permeates the culture of modernity. In doing so, he challenged deep assumptions rooted in and cemented in place by Descartes' philosophy. It this article I will argue that Bergson made considerable progress in this attack on Cartesian dualism, and diverse philosophers subsequently built on his ideas. However, failure to appreciate the source of these ideas has weakened their impact, being scattered among different disciplines by diverse philosophers and scientists who drew upon Bergson's work while forgetting details of his philosophy. This article is an effort to rectify this situation.
      PubDate: 2020-10-03
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2020)
       
  • Back to Bergson: The Continuing Importance of Bergson for Process
           Philosophy and Theology

    • Authors: Brian Macallan
      Abstract: Henri Bergson has been seen as one of the forerunners of both process philosophy and theology. Whitehead has noted Bergson's influence directly on the formation of his ideas. In recent times there has been a revival in both Whitehead and Bergson studies around the world. As process philosophers and theologians engage with the burgeoning interest in Whitehead, Bergson must remain central to both philosophical and theological engagements. Three key areas are discussed which demonstrate the benefits of going "back to Bergson" and how this will supplement and enliven Whitehead studies. Bergson's philosophy is inherently suited to describing the nature of process, while Whitehead's metaphysics and concepts often make this difficult to understand. This general benefit of returning to Bergson's philosophy is demonstrated specifically in examining Whitehead's extensive continuum. Bergson's image of “two trains” is offered as an image to help us grasp both the nature and importance of Whitehead's continuum. Lastly, by going back to Bergson in the area of religion, we find a more mystic-emotive approach to supplement Whitehead's overly rationalistic conception of religion.
      PubDate: 2020-10-03
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2020)
       
  • Enlivening Society: Life as Elasticity in Henri Bergson's Le Rire

    • Authors: Adam Lovasz
      Abstract: We seek to present a reading of Henri Bergson’s 1900 work, Le Rire (Laughter). The primary theme of this book is the comic phenomenon, as expressed through the bodily element of laughter. What interests Bergson is the evolutionary role of laughter in social regulation. As the vitalist philosopher sees things, society is perpetually threatened by the danger of rigidity. Society is always in danger of regressing into a machinic, static, rigid state. We laugh at living human beings who behave automatically and machinically. Hence, laughter is a form of punishment, designed to compel individuals to behave more organically. Subsequent authors on humor have extensively critiqued Bergson’s rather narrow equation of humor with punishment, drawing attention to the wide variety of comic types. What especially interests us is how Le Rire can be read as part of a broader vitalist concern with the maintenance of an organicity always under threat from its own tendencies. Finally, we also interpret Bergson’s works written during World War One in light of the author’s own commitment to social spontaneity. A close reading reveals an inner tension between the philosopher’s conformist patriotic commitment to the French war effort and the general vitalism and universalism of the Bergsonian philosophy.
      PubDate: 2020-10-03
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2020)
       
  • Cognitive Development: Towards a Pluralistic and Coalitional Model

    • Authors: Hicham Khabbache, Khalid Ouaziz, Nicola Luigi Braggazi, Ali Assad Watfa, Redouane Mrabet
      Abstract: Mainstream classical psychological theories have often favoured a conception of cognitive functioning and development based on uniformity and standardisation. This conception, as we will explain below in more detail, was proven to be fundamentally limited on almost every aspect of it. In contrast, this article adopts a pluralistic and a coalitional conception of cognitive functioning and development. It is pluralistic because we conceive cognitive development to take multiple and variable pathways, and to be operating through various forms of variability: i) intrapersonal, ii) interpersonal, iii) inter-contextual and iv) inter-cultural variability. It is coalitional too in that several processes and factors (indigenous and/or exogenous) combine together to form complementary networks which enable the individual to solve complicated tasks that require high cognitive efforts. This synergistic dynamism ensures the maintenance of networking among the different parts of our cognitive systems. Before addressing the theoretical foundations of the present pluralistic and coalitional approach, it is necessary to rethink some foundational principles of some of the most famous classical theories such as Piaget's unidirectional theory or "unitary theory". This review will pave the way for us to unfold the principles of the present approach at hand. We envisage that these principles are the key to the understanding of changes over the development and evolution at different time scales not only in the cognitive and conceptual systems but also in other juxtaposed systems of the humanities. In this regard and as an expansion of this model, we propose, a new line of research, for researchers to carry this model with the aspiration to find the same principles, and may be more, in other fields such as anthropology, sociology, educational sciences and psychopathology. The coherent elements between these disciplines are the cross-board recurrence of some systems (the cognitive, the conceptual, the linguistic ....etc.), cross-board nested time scales, and cross-board emergence of cultural phenomena.
      PubDate: 2020-10-03
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2020)
       
  • Thinking About What the Others Are Thinking About: An Integrative Approach
           to the Mind Perception and Social Cognition Theory

    • Authors: Hicham Khabbache, Khalid Ouazizi, Nicola Luigi Braggazi, Zouhair Belamfedel Alaoui, Radouane Mrabet
      Abstract: At the very moment a person wonders about: "What is the other thinking about'", with this remark, he/she becomes, implicitly, implicated in the field of social cognition. It is axiomatic for people to be concerned and curious about the mental states of others for various reasons: (i) defending and controlling the self-image with regard to others' judgments, or (ii) controlling and manipulating the others, driven by selfish interests and Machiavellian intelligence. In a nutshell, this article deals with the topic of "mind-reading" from an integrative and pluralistic perspective in that we opted for a tripartite levels of analysis: (1) the first level is concerned with behavior-reading which is identified, according to the embedded cognition, as an external manifestation of mind-reading which depends on the visible function of the human body in its environment, (2) the second one is concerned with mind-reading as a cognitive faculty which requires two appropriated cognitive systems: (i) simulation, and (ii) theorization. These two systems work: synergistically, interdependently and alternatively, by mentoring processes that are driven by a psychological mechanism which evaluates ‘distance' between the self and the other, i.e., if the other is perceived as a close ally activates the simulation mechanism, but if he/she is perceived as a foreigner activates the theorizing mechanism. (3) The third level adopts a neuro-constructivist assumption which stresses that brain-reading is underlined by cerebral plasticity. We believe that our brain-reading faculty is neither modular nor domain-specific neural circuit; rather it is a multipartite neuronal network which encompasses multi-interfaces.
      PubDate: 2020-10-03
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2020)
       
  • Mentality and Object: Computational and Cognitive Diachronic Emergence

    • Authors: Ekin Erkan
      Abstract: Espousing non-reductive physicalism, how do we pick out the specific relevant physical notion(s) from physical facts, specifically in relation to phenomenal experience' Beginning with a historical review of Gilbert Ryle's behaviorism and moving through Hilary Putnam's machine-state functionalism and Wilfrid Sellars' inferential framework, up to more contemporaneous computationalist- and cognitivist-functionalism (Gualtiero Piccinini), we survey accounts of mentality that countenance the emergence of mental states vide input- and output-scheme. Ultimately arriving at the conclusion that functionalism cannot account for problems such as no-cognition reports, we see any robust defense of physicalism must appeal to other principles. Thus we move on to the question of emergence, not as it pertains to the hard(er) problem, but to the matter of conceptual externalization of mental properties from physical properties. Accordingly, we navigate Karen Bennett's compatibilist solution to the exclusion argument against mental causation for the non-reductive physicalist position, according to which the physical effects of mental cases are not overdetermined, demonstrating that this backfires by offering a path for the mind-body interactionist Dualist to claim causal closure by appealing to this same schema. We conclude with a series of conceptual musings regarding rationality which take into account our challenges and findings, querying about whether phenomenal consciousness is a fundamentally private, or socially configured, notion.  
      PubDate: 2020-10-03
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2020)
       
  • Living with Technology: Human Enhancement or Human Development'

    • Authors: Paul Healy
      Abstract: Given the extent of our immersion in a technological world, just what it could it mean to sustain a free relation to technology'  Heidegger’s reflections about the possibility of establishing a “free relation” to technology take on a renewed urgency today in the context of the push toward hybridisation and human enhancement. The present paper grapples with this question by engaging the debate between mediation theorists and proponents of the capability approach. I contend that while mediation theory has been heralded as a great advance in rethinking our relationship to technology, it goes too far in blurring the distinction between the human and the technological, thereby eroding the possibility of establishing a free relation. While the so-called capability approach holds out the promise of correcting for this excess, it threatens to fall prey to a purely instrumentalist conception of the relationship.       In response, the present paper seeks to build on the strengths of the capability approach while correcting for its weaknesses by reinforcing its ontological and ethical credentials through appeal to both Heidegger and Aristotle. Thus construed, it is contended, this approach can provide a framework within which we can still productively shape and direct technological advances notwithstanding the extent of our immersion in a technological world. In this sense, it can be seen to hold out the possibility of sustaining a free relation to technology.
      PubDate: 2020-10-03
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2020)
       
  • The Connectivity of All Things: On Speculative Bonds

    • Authors: Sean Braune
      Abstract: What makes things connect to other things' Do things connect to other things' This essay will present notes towards a speculative theory of connectivity that is focalized through the philosophical concepts of the bond in Giordano Bruno and the concept of suture in Alain Badiou. It will also offer a counterargument to object-oriented ontology’s rejection of a theory of relations; this will be accomplished, in part, by situating withdrawal, which Graham Harman highlights as an essential component of a theory of objects, as the essence of any bond that connects humans and non-humans together.
      PubDate: 2020-10-03
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2020)
       
  • Infinite Judgements and Transcendental Logic

    • Authors: Anna Longo, Madeleine Collier, Ekin Erkan
      Abstract: A translation of Anna Longo's "Jugements infinis et logique transcendantale," originally published in Le paradoxe de la finitude (2019).The infinite judgement has long been forgotten and yet, as I am about to demonstrate, it may be urgent to revive it for its critical and productive potential. An infinite judgement is neither analytic nor synthetic; it does not produce logical truths, nor true representations, but it establishes the genetic conditions of real objects and the concepts appropriate to them. It is through infinite judgements that we reach the principle of transcendental logic, in the depths of which all reality can emerge in its material and sensible singularity, making possible all generalization and formal abstraction.
      PubDate: 2020-10-03
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2020)
       
  • Notes Perhaps for a New Millenium Or: Could a Healthier Civilization Rise
           from the Ashes of Modernity'

    • Authors: Murray Code
      Abstract: Nietzsche's critique of modern reason, and the dishonesty of the moderns, the Grand Myth and the banishment of wisdom, Deleuze and need for a new style, the importance of myth and metaphor (vital illusions), Frye and toxicity of scientistic myth, indigenous mythopoeic thinking, a moral universe'
      PubDate: 2020-10-03
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2020)
       
  • The Developing Process of Technological Rationality and Its Humanistic
           Relation

    • Authors: Jianjun Zhao
      Abstract: Technological rationality is a core concept in the philosophy of technology. Scholars in different fields conduct multi-dimension and multi-level researches of technological rationality concerning this concept, covering aspects of western humanism, technological pessimism, postmodernism, as well as empiricism and epistemology, and Marxist thought of technology. In this article, the author demarcates the development of technological rationality into three stages: implement rationality, operation rationality and value rationality, discusses the representative viewpoint in technological rationality—technological pessimism, comes up with the opinion that technological rationality should be examined from humanistic perspective, and points out that future technological rationality will be the unity of implement rationality and value rationality.
      PubDate: 2020-10-03
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2020)
       
  • Paideia and the Semiotics of Educating for Democracy

    • Authors: Steve Peter Mackey
      Abstract: This paper was sparked by comments made by President of Russia Vladimir Putin about the weakness of democracy. It considers the millennia-old notion of paideia and its ancient aspiration towards autonomy as virtues which are necessary for democracy to prevail in the face of authoritarianism. Paideia or the educational instigation of culture is particularly well described by Werner Jaeger. Cornelius Castoriadis has related insights into how democratic culture can be enhanced and defended. After discussing paideia the paper enlists the semiotics of John Poinsot, Charles Sanders Peirce and John Deely as an epistemological basis from which the workings of paideia and the possibilities of autonomy might be assessed. The conclusion discusses education theorist Gert Biesta's concerns with character, democracy, politics and autonomy. It suggests that Biesta's notion of subjectification implies a semiotic process of mind which invokes the need for a modern paideia designed to oppose the supposed present deterioration in liberal democracy and its replacement by ‘traditional' values which is advocated by Mr Putin.  
      PubDate: 2020-10-03
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2020)
       
  • Theodicy by Other Means' Rethinking “God after Auschwitz” through
           the Dialectics of Antitheodicism

    • Authors: Sami Pihlstrom
      Abstract: This paper poses a self-reflective critical question to antitheodicism that rejects all theodicies as morally unacceptable failures to acknowledge other human beings' suffering in its meaninglessness. While theodicies may be argued to pursue a misconceived "cosmic" harmony in their attempts to find a higher meaning in suffering, a similar charge may apply to antitheodicies at the meta-level: precisely by rejecting the moral failure of theodicies, we may, in developing antitheodicies, seek a meta-level harmonious reconciliation with the reality of suffering. Therefore, antitheodicism, the paper argues, needs to be understood as an endless process of self-critical examination of our ethical response to otherness and suffering. This conclusion is relevant to, e.g., what we may claim to "learn from" historical moral catastrophes such as the Holocaust.

      PubDate: 2020-10-03
      Issue No: Vol. 16 (2020)
       
 
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