Mind (journal)

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Mind  
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Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Mind
Discipline Philosophy
Language English
Edited by Thomas Baldwin
Publication details
Publisher
Oxford University Press on behalf of the Mind Association (United Kingdom)
Publication history
1876–present
Frequency Quarterly
Indexing
ISSN 0026-4423 (print)
1460-2113 (web)
LCCN sn98-23315
OCLC no. 40463594
Links

Mind is a British peer-reviewed academic journal, currently published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Mind Association, which deals with philosophy in the analytic tradition. Its institutional home is the University of York. Mind was established in 1876 by the Scottish philosopher Alexander Bain (University of Aberdeen) with his colleague and former student George Croom Robertson (University College London) as editor-in-chief. With the death of Robertson in 1891, George Stout took over the editorship and began a 'New Series'. The current editor is Thomas Baldwin (University of York).

Although the journal now focuses on analytic philosophy, it began as a journal dedicated to the question of whether psychology could be a legitimate natural science. In the first issue, Robertson wrote:

Now, if there were a journal that set itself to record all advances in psychology, and gave encouragement to special researches by its readiness to publish them, the uncertainty hanging over the subject could hardly fail to be dispelled. Either psychology would in time pass with general consent into the company of the sciences, or the hollowness of its pretensions would be plainly revealed. Nothing less, in fact, is aimed at in the publication of Mind than to procure a decision of this question as to the scientific standing of psychology.[1]

Many famous essays have been published in Mind by such figures as Charles Darwin, J. M. E. McTaggart and Noam Chomsky. Three of the most famous, arguably, are Lewis Carroll's "What the Tortoise Said to Achilles" (1895), Bertrand Russell's "On Denoting" (1905), and Alan Turing's "Computing Machinery and Intelligence" (1950), in which he first proposed the Turing test.

Editors-in-chief[edit]

The following persons have been editors-in-chief of Mind:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Robertson, "Prefatory Words," Mind, 1 (1): 1876, p. 3; quoted at Alexander Klein, The Rise of Empiricism: William James, Thomas Hill Green, and the Struggle over Psychology, page 92 [1]

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