Call for Papers: Principia Special Issue: “Philosophical Issues in Laws of Nature: Metaphysics and Epistemology”

Contenido de llamado:
Principia: an international journal of epistemology 
Special Issue: “Philosophical Issues in Laws of Nature: Metaphysics and Epistemology”

Guest Editors:
Bruno Borge (University of Buenos Aires / IIF-SADAF-CONICET)
Renato Cesar Cani (Federal University of Santa Catarina)

Deadline for submissions: February 15th, 2019

Laws of nature are central to the sciences, especially to fundamental physics. In recent years they had also attracted attention of philosophers of science, who engaged in several debates on the metaphysical nature of laws, their epistemological significance and the proper semantic and modal notions to account for the nomological. This special issue aims to explore new perspectives in the philosophical studies on laws of nature, with a particular focus on the relationship between the metaphysics and epistemology of laws. Still, we welcome submissions dealing with topics broadly related to the debate on laws, which include issues in the fields of Philosophy of Mind, Philosophical Logic, Philosophy of Language and Metaethics.

The special issue will include four invited articles by established researchers in the field (two from Latin American countries and two from non-Latin American countries) and contributed manuscripts selected via a double-blind reviewing process.       
Confirmed invited authors:

- Barry Loewer (Rutgers University)
- Heather Demarest (University of Colorado Boulder)
- Luiz Henrique de Araujo Dutra (Federal University of Santa Catarina). 
- Nelida Gentile (University of Buenos Aires)
Submission guidelines: Contributions can be written in English, Portuguese or Spanish. Works must be unpublished and cannot be under review elsewhere. Submissions should include a separate title page containing the contact details of the author(s), an abstract in the language of the article and in English (150-250 words) and a list of 4-6 keywords. All papers will be subject to the journal's standard double-blind peer-review. There are no restrictions regarding the style of submitted manuscripts, but the authors of accepted contributions will be asked to prepare their final versions according to the journal's guidelines.

Manuscripts should be sent no later than February 15th, 2019 to any of the guest editors: 
Bruno Borge:
Renato Cesar Cani:

Feel free to contact the guest editors for further information on the special issue.


Bruno Borge
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