I am pleased to announce that I will become the new Editor-in-Chief of Minds and Machines on January 1, 2011.
Since the first issue appeared in 1991, Minds and Machines has established itself as a leading interdisciplinary journal for the philosophy of artificial intelligence and the philosophy of cognitive science. Beginning in 2011, we intend to build on this legacy by training our editorial sights on philosophical contributions that are intimately informed by the current methods and results from either AI or the cognitive sciences, and to similarly encourage philosophically relevant contributions from within these special sciences.
It is a very exciting time for the journal, since these two sciences working in tandem hold the promise of expanding our methods while simultaneously sharpening our questions with empirically informed constraints. Minds and Machines aims to be the journal of record for scientific philosophy and philosophically relevant science—about minds and our best attempts to model what they can do.
Readers of CD may be interested to learn that our new editorial focus includes formal epistemology in its scope, with a special interest in contributions that bridge FE and theoretical computer science (including machine learning and statistics), FE and AI (including multi-agent systems, signaling games, population dynamics, among many other topics), and empirically constrained formal models (i.e., bridging cognitive science and either FE or AI).
Further details will be announced in 2011. Until then, please feel free to contact me with questions you may have about submissions to the journal.