Call for Papers: Special Issue on Computational Modeling in Philosophy with Synthese

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Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Papers
Deadline: 1 March 2019
Name der Publikation: Synthese

Guest Editors: Simon Scheller (LMU Munich), Stephan Hartmann (LMU Munich), Christoph Merdes (FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg)


Computational modeling has become a well-established and broadly applied tool in core areas of Philosophy. Computational modelers draw on a broad range of techniques (such as agent-based modeling, artificial neural networks, or evolutionary game theory), and computational models encompass a broad spectrum of model types, from abstract toy models to empirically parameterized representations of dynamical systems.


Naturally, the advent of a new methodology raises a number of methodological questions and concerns, regarding the purpose, possibilities and limitations of computational methods. Among other things, focal attention has been attributed to the role of robustness, reliability and validation, to varying purposes of modeling and simulation, as well as to the epistemic status of computer models and simulation techniques.


This special issue is dedicated to contributions that either fruitfully apply computational modeling techniques in philosophy or investigate its methodological foundations.

For further information, please contact the guest editors: simon.scheller@lrz.uni-muenchen.de; Stephan.hartmann@lmu.de; Christoph.merdes@fau.de


The deadline for submission is 1 March 2019.

Please submit your contributions via the editorial manager: www.editorialmanager.com/synt/default.aspx. Make sure to select this SI when selecting an article type.

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