Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy

Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal of natural and social philosophy. It serves those who see philosophy's vocation in questioning and challenging prevailing assumptions about ourselves and our place in the world, developing new ways of thinking about physical existence, life, humanity and society, so helping to create the future insofar as thought affects the issue. Philosophy so conceived is not exclusively identified with the work of professional philosophers, and the journal welcomes contributions from philosophically oriented thinkers from all disciplines.

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Regaining Sanity
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Creating the Future
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Foundations of Mind VII: On Fields
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Affirming Life
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Foundations of Mind IV: Quantum Mechanics Meets Neurodynamics
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Foundations of Mind III: Homage to Walter Freeman III
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Foundations of Mind II: A Dialogue of World-Views
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Foundations of Mind I: Cognition and Consciousness

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The Future of Philosophy
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Overcoming Nihilism
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Real Objects or Material Subjects
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The Poetics of Resistance
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Transcending the Disciplinary Boundaries
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The Italian Difference: Between Nihilism and Biopolitics
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What is Life?
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The Spirit of the Age: Hegel and the Fate of Thinking
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The Praxis of Alain Badiou
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‘Cosmos’ and ‘History’ are both Greek words. ‘Cosmos’, which originally meant ‘order’, came to mean ‘the ordered structure of the universe’. ‘History’, which originally meant ‘investigation’, came to mean an account of human actions and the causes of conflicts. Systematic speculation on the cosmos and the effort to produce objective histories emerged together in a society where, perhaps for the first time, people reflected impartially on themselves and their world and took responsibility for the future. Yet a tension emerged between Greek cosmology and Greek history. With the Pythagoreans who argued that the order in nature is mathematical, the notion of cosmos as a timeless structure, crystallized. History, being concerned with human actions and the rise and fall of individuals and cities, was clearly about that which is not permanent. The tension between cosmology, conceiving the cosmos as an immutable, timeless order, and history, concerned with actions, intentions, conflicts and the rise and fall of individuals and communities, has been at the core of virtually all intellectual and political oppositions throughout the history of European civilization. What is required is a combination of natural and social philosophy, transcending all disciplinary boundaries, concerned with the fundamental issues of understanding the cosmos and our place within it as historical agents. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, provides a forum for advancing this understanding. It provides a focus to revive that unlimited interrogation of our cultural heritage introduced by the Ancient Greeks required for us to create the future. The journal encourages contributions from philosophically oriented thinkers from all disciplines.























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Vol 15, No 1 (2019): Regaining Sanity

Table of Contents


Editorial: Regaining Sanity Abstract PDF
Arran Gare 1-9


Before Hegel: Schiller, Novalis, and the Concept of Aufhebung Abstract PDF
Hammam Aldouri 10-30
Biosemiosis and Causation: Defending Biosemiotics Through Rosen’s Theoretical Biology; or, Integrating Biosemiotics and Anticipatory Systems Theory Abstract PDF
Arran Gare 31-90
Schelling's Dark Nature and the Prospects for 'Ecological Civilisation' Abstract PDF
Gord Barentsen 91-116
On the Two Metamorphoses of Human Activity in Marx Abstract PDF
Lachlan Ross 117-141
The Marxian Tonality of Organopolitics Abstract PDF
Michel Weber 142-154
Ernst Bloch and the Philosophy of Immanence Abstract PDF
Wayne Hudson 155-164
Aldous Huxley and George Orwell: On the Political Use of Technoscience Abstract PDF
Michel Weber 165-181
The Ideological Matrix of Science: Natural Selection and Immunity as Case Studies Abstract PDF
Agustin Ostachuk 182-213
Psychopower and Ordinary Madness: Reticulated Dividuals in Cognitive Capitalism Abstract PDF
Ekin Erkan 214-241
... And Which Other Is Left Us? Psychoanalysis and the Reauthorization of Political Bodies - A Thought Experiment Abstract PDF
Mitch Simon Thiessen 242-274
Technological Enhancement and Happiness: A Review of Morphological Freedom Abstract PDF
Jonathan Piedra 275-291
Post-Historical Factor in the Contemporary Political Process: a Philosophical Analysis Abstract PDF
Robert Kochesokov, Larisa Ashnokova, Nadezhda Kilberg-Shahzadova, Laura Kagermazova, Timur Pashtov 292-306
Hegel's Logic and Frege's Star Paradox Abstract PDF
Pauli Pylkkö 307-323
Discontinuity in Poststructuralist Epistemology: Foucault contra Deleuze and Derrida Abstract PDF
Mark G. E. Kelly 324-349
The Illusions of Consciousness and the Prospect of Human Extinction Abstract PDF
Kirk Turner 350-365
Emanuele Severino on the Meaning of Scientific Specialization: An Introduction Abstract PDF
Paolo Pitari 366-386
"We Become Death": An Essay on Distraction Abstract PDF
Adam Lovasz 387-401
Shapeability. Revisiting Heidegger’s Concept of Being in the Anthropocene Abstract PDF
Magdalena Hoły-Łuczaj 402-426
Health in an Ecological Civilization: Towards a Process Understanding of the Dialectics of Health Abstract PDF
Glenn McLaren 427-484

Review Articles

Heidegger’s Ontological Logic Abstract PDF
James Batcho 485-492
The Child is the Parent of the Geist: Artificial General Intelligence Between Tenacity and Tenebrosity Abstract PDF
Thomas Moynihan 493-534
Spirit in the Crypt: Negarestani vs Land Abstract PDF
Vincent Le 535-563

Book Reviews

Unveiling Thomas Moynihan's Spinal Catastrophism: The Spine Considered as Chronogenetic Media Artifact Abstract PDF
Ekin Erkan 564-571