Synthese is a philosophy journal focusing on contemporary issues in epistemology, philosophy of science, and related fields. More specifically, we divide our areas of interest into four groups: (1) epistemology, methodology, and philosophy of science, all broadly understood. (2) The foundations of logic and mathematics, where ‘logic’, ‘mathematics’, and ‘foundations’ are all broadly understood. (3) Formal methods in philosophy, including methods connecting philosophy to other academic fields. (4) Issues in ethics and the history and sociology of logic, mathematics, and science that contribute to the contemporary studies Synthese focuses on, as described in (1)-(3) above.

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Editors-in-Chief
  • Otávio Bueno,
  • C. Dutilh Novaes,
  • Wiebe van der Hoek,
  • Kristie Miller
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1.262 (2018)
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1.149 (2018)
Five year impact factor
84 days
Submission to first decision
266 days
Submission to acceptance
398,122 (2018)
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Volume 197

Issue 3, March 2020, Pages 915 - 1379

Special Issue on Philosophical Methods (first 13 articles), edited by Anne-Maria A. Eder, Insa Lawler and Raphael van Riel

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