About the Dictionary
Creator and Founder: Chris Eliasmith, University of Waterloo. 
  • Eric Hochstein, Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program, Washington University in St. Louis.
Advisory Board:
  • Chris Eliasmith, Department of Philosophy & Department of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo
  • Andy Clark, Department of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh.
  • Carl Craver, Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program, Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Paul Thagard. Department of Philosophy, University of Waterloo.
The Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind is intended to serve as a reference work suitable for use by professionals and students interested in the philosophy of mind. It is intended to reflect current approaches in the field.
Submissions to the Dictionary are solicited by invitation from the Editor, or may be submitted via e-mail. Submissions from professional philosophers and ABD graduate students in philosophy are particularly encouraged. However, no submission will be rejected on the basis of supplied credentials. All submissions are subject to blind review. Feel free to send submissions on topics already covered in the dictionary; they will be considered as replacements or additions.
Entries will not be replaced once written but can be updated by the original author. It remains the responsibility of authors to maintain their entries and to keep them current. The views expressed by the authors in their entries are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Dictionary's Editor or of anyone else associated with the Dictionary.
Readers of the Dictionary are also encouraged to contact authors or Editor directly with comments, corrections, and other suggestions for improvements
All of the entries in the dictionary have been checked by a reviewer to ensure accurate and reasonably unbiased information on the topic covered. The brief definition is intended as an uncontroversial introduction to the topic of the entry. The references are intended to provide direction to some of the major works related to the entry. On occasion, related web resources are linked directly from the references section. These resources are not monitored for their accuracy.
Citing The Dictionary:
A suggested method for citing articles in the dictionary is as follows:
Jones, R. (2013). "Entry title' in Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind, E. Hochstein (ed.). July 23, 2013 <https://sites.google.com/site/minddict/entry>
This is the entry author, and last updated date on the entry page, followed by the entry title and the name of the online resource. The second date is the date you accessed the article, and the final piece of information is the full URL.
Submission Guidelines:
If you send submissions on topics already covered in the dictionary, your submission will be considered as a replacement or addition to the topic as appropriate and will be blind reviewed as usual. When you submit, please follow the style of the other entries (also see the example at the bottom of the page):
  1. Simply and as uncontentiously as possible define the entry in one sentence or so (40-60 words). If you know of other terms in the dictionary that are related, please list them.
  2. Provide further discussion of at least one or two paragraph and to a maximum of about 2500 words. Try to include examples and any relevant historical information. This will be linked to the one sentence definition.
  3. Provide any relevant references, starting with classic papers and books.
  4. Try to include any directly related web resources you know of.
  5. Include your name and email address.
  6. Send your submission via the form on the "Contact Us" page, or send email directly to eghochst@gmail.com
Things to Consider When Submitting:
  • If you are interested in feedback on your entry, include your name and email address.
  • The dictionary does not publish anonymous submissions.
  • Submissions will be subject to review and/or editing.
  • You will retain the copyright to your submission to the dictionary. We would, however, appreciate it if you let us know if the material is republished or reused in any form.