Saturday, 6 October 2012

CFP: Special issue on Infinite Regress in Synthese

My colleagues Sylvia Wenmackers and Jeanne Peijnenburg are editing a special issue on Infinite Regress for Synthese, and are looking in particular for formal/mathematical treatments of the topic - certainly something of interest to M-Phiers of all stripes! See the CFP below.


We are happy to announce this first call for papers on "Infinite regress", a special issue to appear in Synthese, edited by Jeanne Peijnenburg and Sylvia Wenmackers (University of Groningen).

The theme of the special issue is infinite regresses in various contexts, including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, etc. The topic of infinite regress is an old one in philosophy, but recent developments in theoretical philosophy suggest that the time is right for a new approach to this ancient problem.

We invite novel contributions in which probabilistic models, logic, or other tools from contemporary formal philosophy are brought to bear on the problem of infinite regress. We are also interested in analyses of the relationship between aspects of traditional epistemology or metaphysics on the one hand and these technical results on the other hand.

Deadline for submission: July 1st, 2013.

For more information, please see the website:

1 comment:

  1. We have extended the deadline for submission to Oct 1st 2013.