Human reason between philosophy and neurosciences (Collected articles)

This work’s aim is to present the remarkable findings of the last half century that draw upon a clear relation between human reason as the object of investigation for philosophy and neurosciences.
The findings may have been obtained in two directions: starting from the unanswered questions of philosophy (of mind, of science, of epistemology) and landing in the frameworks of neurosciences for prospecting new investigation and answers; conversely, starting from the frameworks of neurosciences and relating the results with the existent philosophical problems of human reason.
The goal is to outline the contribution of contemporary interdisciplinary science in showing a relation between the philosophical thought and human biological structures and their physiology, and how the nature of this relation may account for the “big questions” regarding the human mind. Further, the goal seeks to explore ways in which this collaboration may shed new light on classical scientific naturalism.
The collected articles should address topics that can be framed within philosophy in themes such as scientific reason and the nature of explanation; the nature of truth; the nature of logical principles; mathematical thinking and perception; the success of science and applied mathematics; paradoxes, circularity, unreasonableness; the epistemology of language and the role of language in the rational thought.
Tasks for the guest editor:
- contributing to the structural organization of the content
- identifying the most relevant articles for the theme of the work
- contributing to the introductory section (together with the main editor: developing the framework of the theme and presenting the content of the book for readers)
- maintaining correspondence with journals and authors for reprint permissions and full texts
- technical editing

Requirements:
PhD awarded or PhD student (terminal year) in philosophy (philosophy of science/of mind/of language preferred), as well as some familiarity with basic biological/medical terms used in the neurosciences.

Applications for this project are made via e-mail, at applications[at]philscience.org, by mentioning the project code (HRNeur) in the subject line.

 

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