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Review of Philosophy and Psychology

Review of Philosophy and Psychology

Editor-in-Chief: Paul Egré
Executive Editors: R. Casati; C. Heintz; D. Taraborelli; F. Cova; F. de Vignemont; B. Strickland

ISSN: 1878-5158 (print version)
ISSN: 1878-5166 (electronic version)

Journal no. 13164

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The Review of Philosophy and Psychology (RPP) is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on philosophical and foundational issues in cognitive science. The journal publishes theoretical works grounded in empirical research as well as empirical articles on issues of philosophical relevance.
RPP welcomes regular submissions as well as articles responding to a thematic call for papers. Submitted manuscripts are double-blind reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers and by the guest editors of the issue (when applicable). Manuscripts that are not within the scope of the journal and the topic of a call for papers (when applicable) may be returned to the authors without a formal review.

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The Review of Philosophy and Psychology welcomes proposals for guest-edited thematic issues. Proposals are evaluated for their timeliness, relevance to the scope and readership of the RPP, feasibility, and overall scientific quality. Issue proposals should be submitted for consideration to the editor: Paul Egré, paul.egre@ens.fr

Open call for papers: Replicability in cognitive science 

Editors: Brent Strickland and Helen De Cruz
Invited authors: Edouard Machery, Deborah Mayo
We are inviting submissions to a special issue on the issue of replicability and systematic error in cognitive science in the Review of Philosophy and Psychology (deadline November 1st, 2017).
One of the primary missions of the Review of Philosophy and Psychology is to provide philosophically and theoretically insightful analyses of issues related to the fields of cognitive science and experimental psychology. Currently, authors in these areas are doing some thorough soul searching as they attempt to understand why the published results of psychology studies fail to replicate as often as they should (OSF, 2015). In particular, the OSF (2015) provided evidence that roughly 60% of all studies published in top psychology journals fail to replicate perfectly and 30% fail to replicate even approximately. These and related findings have led to a number of publications, news articles, and blog posts that attempt to (i) assess the extent to which there actually are systematic problems in how psychological science is being carried out (ii) understand the root causes of such problems and (iii) offer practical solutions for systematically improving scientific output.
Philosophers have been notably absent in these discussions. This is a missed opportunity, as philosophers of science, mind, or even economics can offer a valuable perspective on these issues, as well as philosophers versed into experimental methods more broadly. To encourage philosophical engagement with the questions of replicability and systematic in cognitive science, we are inviting contributions to this special issue.

Open Call for papers: Skilled action control 

Guest editors
Myrto Mylopoulos (Carleton University)
Elisabeth Pacherie (Institut Jean Nicod, PSL Research University, CNRS)
Guest authors
Stephen Butterfill (University of Warwick)
Wayne Christensen (University of Warwick
Ellen Fridland (King’s College London)
Thomas Schack (University of Bielefeld)
Submission deadline: September 15, 2018
Skilled actions, whether in sports, in the performing arts or in everyday life, appear to combine a paradoxical set of features. They are flexible and intelligent, yet largely automatic and routinized. How is that possible? To account for these features, philosophers and psychologists have recently proposed hybrid theories of skilled action control, according to which automatic control processes and cognitive control processes both contribute to skilled action. This emerging trend towards hybrid theories of skilled action raises important theoretical challenges pertaining to the interaction and integration of these different types of control processes, the interface between the different types of representations they involve, the varieties of experience they engender, and the nature of skill acquisition.
We seek to bring together contributions from philosophy and cognitive science that address these theoretical challenges and break new ground in the study of skilled action. We encourage submissions that address these issues, draw connections between contemporary philosophical and scientific research, and foster rigorous engagement with empirical results.

Open call for participation 

As part of a special issue at the Review of Philosophy and Psychology, we plan to conduct a large-scale collaborative project aiming to assess the replicability of results in experimental philosophy, and invite researchers to join us in this project (there is also an open call for other paper submissions to this special issue accessible here. To assess the replicability of results in experimental philosophy, 24 experimental philosophy papers will be selected from journals on the basis of a blind procedure (12 papers among the most cited, 12 papers selected at random). For each paper, only the first study will be the target of replication.
The replication teams will assume half of the effect size reported in the target paper. It would also be good (though optional) for replication team to contact authors of the original study to make sure the replication follows as closely as possible the original methods (e.g. control questions and comprehension checks on the basis of which participants are excluded from the study are not always thoroughly reported).
All results will be presented in a single paper, to be published in the aforementioned special issue. All researchers who participated in the project will be counted as authors for this paper.
Unfortunately, we do not have funding for this project. Thus, each replication team would pay for the experiment(s) they replicate (though we will be selecting primarily Internet based studies which are generally inexpensive).
If you are willing to participate in this project, send a mail with “XPhi Replication” to this address: xphi.replication@gmail.com . Please indicate in the mail the maximum number of experiments you or your team (in the case of a PI response) would be able to run. We will then follow-up with more information about which specific study/studies you will be assigned to replicate.
The replication attempts will begin as of November 1st, with the expectation that these should be completed within 6 months. A manuscript will be written (led by Florian Cova), and all experimenters involved in the project will be included as a co-author on the final paper (a first draft of which we expect to be produced and available for peer-review by November 1st, 2017.

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    The Review of Philosophy and Psychology is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on philosophical and foundational issues in cognitive science.

    The aim of the journal is to provide a forum for discussion on topics of mutual interest to philosophers and psychologists and to foster interdisciplinary research at the crossroads of philosophy and the sciences of the mind, including the neural, behavioural and social sciences.

    The journal publishes theoretical works grounded in empirical research as well as empirical articles on issues of philosophical relevance. It includes thematic issues featuring invited contributions from leading authors together with articles answering a call for papers.

    The Review of Philosophy and Psychology is published quarterly and is hosted at the Jean Nicod Institute, a research centre of the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. It was formerly published as the "European Review of Philosophy" by CSLI Publications, Stanford.

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