CfP: Topoi Special Issue on Mind and Brain

Topoi invites submissions for a special issue on the study of mind and brain in connection with themes explored in the work of Daniel Dennett and Nicholas Humphrey.

In March 2016, New College of the Humanities (NCH) hosted the NCH Mind and Brain Conference on the philosophy of psychology and cognitive science. Our keynote speakers were Professors Daniel Dennett and Nicholas Humphrey, who have both won the Mind and Brain Prize recognising ‘outstanding achievement... in the field of cognitive science’. Building on this conference, the special issue will include contributions from Professors Dennett and Humphrey.

We invite submission of papers engaging any area of cognitive science on which the invited contributors have worked. Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Affect
  • Blindsight and vision
  • Consciousness
  • Evolution and psychology
  • Free will
  • Imagination
  • Information
  • Intentionality
  • Perception
  • Philosophy of AI
  • Psychological disorders
  • Religious and/or supernatural belief
  • Representational content
  • Social function of the intellect
  • Time perception

Guest Editors
Brian Ball (Philosophy, NCH and Oxford), Fintan Nagle (Psychology, NCH and UCL), and Ioannis Votsis (Philosophy, NCH and LSE). Enquiries can be made to the Guest Editors at or

Submissions and refereeing
Submissions are to be made through Topoi's online editorial manager: after logging in, click on Submit New Manuscript and select the item "S.I. Mind and Brain (Ball/Nagle/Votsis)" from the menu Article Type. Each submission will be peer-reviewed by no less than two referees.

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: February 15, 2017
To submit, go to Topoi’s online editorial manager:

Papers should be up to 7000 words.