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Special Issue: Evolutionary perspectives on atheism/unbelief (deadline: 31 December 2018)

date: June 7th, 2018
Evolutionary perspectives on atheism/unbelief

Despite increasing secularization and a decreasing role played by institutionalized religions in the western world, many scholars within the study of religion – from history through sociology and evolutionary accounts – continue to focus their inquiries on the study of the religious, without giving much attention to non-believers. There are few evolutionary explanations of atheism, and those that exist are either under-developed or investigate atheism through the lens and default starting position of religious belief. An example of this is the Cognitive Science of Religion (CSR), since even though many scholars are working towards an evolutionary paradigm for atheism, a widely established Cognitive Science of Atheism does not yet exist, so studies of cognition and atheism fall within CSR.
We would like to invite scholars interested in the evolutionary study of atheism (including unbelief, nonbelief, agnosticism, etc.) to submit their paper proposals to the special issue of the “Studia Humana” journal published by De Gruyter (affiliate at the Department of Philosophy and Cognitive Science at the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, Poland). We are going to consider, among others, the following topics:
- Critical evaluations of CSR and other literatures that approach nonbelief as an irregularity
- Atheism as an adaptation/feature of evolution
- Atheism in the light of bio-behavioral and epidemiological theories of culture
- Atheism in the light of gene-culture co-evolutionary approaches
- Atheism as a default or alternate human cognitive mode
- The atheistic worldview being an evolutionary source of morality
- Atheism as group and/or individual level adaptation
- Ultimate causes of atheism
- The evolutionary functions of atheism
Note: Atheism is being used as a blanket-term here for any studies dealing with the religiously unaffiliated, unbelievers, non-believers, and to a lesser extent, agnostics. If your work falls within these boundaries, please feel free to send us a proposed article.
All interested authors are welcome to send a summary in the form of an abstract by the end of June. Papers should be submitted by the end of December to messickk@uni.coventry.ac.uk. Please include “Studia Humana Special Issue” in the title of the email. We anticipate the special issue entering press around the beginning of 2019.

Editors:
Kyle J Messick
Brain, Belief, and Behaviour Lab
Coventry University
messickk@uni.coventry.ac.uk

Joseph Langston
Mind in Context Lab
Victoria University of Wellington
Atheist Research Collaborative
staff@atheistresearch.org

Konrad Szocik
Department of Philosophy and Cognitive Science,
University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow (Poland)
konrad-szocik@wp.pl







Special Issue on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Leon Petrażycki

date: November 10th, 2017
Studia Humana invites contributions to our conference on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Leon Petrażycki. All accepted papers will be published in Studia Humana.

Important dates:

• Abstract submission: October 31 2017  
• Acceptance decision of abstracts: November 10, 2017 
• Conference date: November 24, 2017 
• Paper submission: January 20, 20168
• Acceptance decision of papers: March 20, 2018


Special Issue on Talmudic Hermeneutics

date: July 8th, 2016

Studia Humana invites contributions to our workshop on "Philosophy and History of Talmudic Logic". All accepted papers will be published electronically in Studia Humana as well as in a special volume of a book series "Studies in Talmudic Logic (לוגיקה תלמודית)".



The Mars Colonization

date: February 1st, 2016
What kind of social organization will be developed by the future Mars colony?

Which type of society could be the best option?

Which norms and values will be developed by the Martians?


New Logical-Mathematical Methods in Applied Sciences and Modelling of Decision Making

date: August 28th, 2015
The research was financed by the National Science Centre in Poland, based on the decision DEC-2012/07/B/HS1/00263.


Logika Talmudu

date: June 16th, 2015
Czym jest interpretacja Pisma Świętego?

Czym jest egzegeza talmudyczna?

Czym jest logika żydowska, logika Talmudu?


De Gruyter Open

date: October 14th, 2014
Since 2014, Studia Humana is published by De Gruyter Open. Its new webpage on the publisher`s website:

http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/sh


Logic in Orthodox Christian Thinking

date: October 18th, 2013
The subject of the book is to investigate possibilities of explicating the Orthodox thought from the viewpoint of analytic philosophy and symbolic logic.


Physarum Chip: Growing Computers from Slime Mould

date: October 18th, 2013
The central aim of the project is to build functional biomorphic computing devices operated by the slime mould Physarum polycephalum. We envisage that research and development centred on novel computing substrates, as self-assembled and fault-tolerant networks will lead to a revolution in the bio-electronics and computer industry. Combined with conventional electronic components in a hybrid chip, Physarum networks will radically improve the performance of digital and analog circuits.


Logical and Pragmatic Studies in Judaism

date: October 18th, 2013
The following three edited volumes are devoted to logical and pragmatic studies in Judaism


"Studies in Talmudic Logic"

date: February 19th, 2013
"Studies in Talmudic Logic" is the series edited by Michael Abraham, Dov Gabbay and Uri Schild. The Talmud is the most comprehensive and fundamental work of Jewish religious law, employing a large number of logical components centuries a ahead of their time. In many cases the basic principles are not explicitly formulated, which makes it difficult to formalize and make available to the modern student of Logic.


Logic in Central and Eastern Europe: History, Science and Discourse

date: April 19th, 2012
The history of logic and analytic philosophy in Central and Eastern Europe is still known to very few people. As an exception to the rule, only two scientific schools became internationally popular: the Vienna Circle and the Lvov-Warsaw School.


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