Edited Special Issue on TOPICS ADDRESSED by the Fourth Raimundus Lullius Lectures: Sandra Mitchell (Pittsburg University) during the Xth Conference of the SLMFCE (Salamanca, 16-19 November, 2021)

Editors: Arantza Etxeberria Agiriano (UPV/EHU) and María José García Encinas (UGR)

Prof. Sandra Mitchell (Pittsburgh University) will deliver the Fourth Lullius Lectures on Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science during the Xth General Conference of the SLMFCE.
On the occasion of the Lectures, the SLMFCE will edit a Special Issue devoted to the philosophy of Sandra Mitchell to be published in THEORIA An International Journal for Theory, History and Philosophy of Science, including her Lectures and a selection of other submitted papers related to her work.

Contributions on any aspect of Sandra Mitchell’s philosophy are welcome on the topics addressed on her Raimundus Lullius Lectures and also on other philosophical topics to which Prof. Sandra Mitchell has contributed. Some of those are the following:

• Integrative pluralism in science
• Integration of perspectives in scientific models and representations
• Scientific explanations of complex behaviors
• Emergence
• Epistemological aspects of multi-level, multi-component complex systems.
• Scientific laws
• Policy decisions and deep uncertainty
• Many topics of Philosophy of Biology, including functional explanation, units of selection in evolutionary biology, sociobiology, biological complexity and selforganization, and biological robustness

The publication of the Special Issue is intended for 2023. Those interested in participating in this Special Issue should submit their papers to Theoria:

The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2022.

THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science is published by the University of the Basque Country under a Creative Commons Licence. The journal was created in 1952 by Miguel Sánchez-Mazas, THEORIA is one of the leading philosophy journals in the Spanish-speaking world and a well-ranked publication in the Europe Science Foundation index (ERIH: INT2), Q2 in Scopus. For further information, consult the web page:

Pdf document of the call for papers