Hi Russell, > [...] >I have a question in light of this for the group. Come September (2nd >anniversary of Why Occams Razor), if I've had no joy with >J. Theoretics, I would like to try another journal. All I ask is that >my paper be properly peer reveiwed. Does anyone have any suggestions? >What about Teorie e Modelli?
Well, I have published (and it appeared very recently btw) my "Computation, Consciousness and the Quantum" in Teorie e Modelli, after some Italians hears my talk at Dubrovnik. Also because they were doing a special issue of Teorie e Modelli on Quantum and Consciousness. But I am not sure about the general thema of the journal. If you agree I can ask Vincenzo Fano and give you (or him) his mail address (or the address of your paper). Have you try the "Journal of Philosophy", or ... (The journals which come to my mind turn around philosophical logics, I will think about it ...). Perhaps you should try to transform your paper in the form of a response to a similar paper you could find in the literature. (This means spending lot of times in libraries ..., but I found Maudlin's paper in this way). The problem with "our domain" is that it is very inter or trans disciplinary. And a lot of "specialists" doesn't like that too much. Our epoch is not so easy for those who attempts clarity, rigor, and open-mindeness, in fundamental matters. There is still a lot of energy wasted by both scientist and philosophers for ignoring each other. About publication, I must perhaps confess that, a long time ago, between publish or perish, I have chosen perish!... Until now I have never submit a paper to a journal. I publish only when people, after hearing oral talk of mine, ask me to send a paper. Talking about publishing, I guess it is about time I try myself to publish in some "serious" International Journal. The paper by Rawling and Selesnick in the J. of the ACM 2000 gives me perhaps the opportunity to send a technical paper on my "arithmetical quantization". I will try to write it this summer holliday(°). ... So I hope this one will not be driven into company of my ten thousand unfinished papers ... :-) I certainly wish better fortune for your Occam paper! Bruno (°) My idea was to write such thesis-paper after the presentation of my thesis, but I got a prize which consists in the promise of publishing the thesis. But being to technical I wrote a third "book" in french! The book is written but I am not glad with it. That's the problem: I am my worst referee.