Dear Colleagues,

this is a CFP for a new 2015 special issue of the Elsevier's Journal Progress
in Biophysics and Molecular Biology dedicated to Integral Biomathics under
the title
Life Sciences, Mathematics, and Phenomenological Philosophy

*Guest Editors (GE)*: Plamen L. Simeonov, Steven M. Rosen, Arran Gare

Deadline for submitting papers:  1st April, 2015
Deadline for submitting revised papers: 1st August, 2015
Final deadline for GE’s to accept all papers: 1st October, 2015
Publication deadline:  November/December 2015

We look forward to your contributions.


*Call for Papers*
This special journal issue continues the tradition of the previous two
volumes of the series on Integral Biomathics in 2013 and 2012 ([1], [2]),
which originated from the 2011 EC FP7 collaboration initiative INBIOSA [3] ( and a 2010 programme vision paper [4]. The project is now
carried forward as a periodic JPBMB focused report made possible by the
generous support of Prof. Denis Noble and the members of our worldwide
multidisciplinary research community. This time we take on an essential
aspect of our discourse that was touched upon in some of the previous
contributions, but still has not been considered sufficiently in
contemporary biomathematical and biocomputational models*.* We have decided
to put the emphasis of this volume on phenomenological philosophy and its
relation to life sciences and mathematics because we consider it as a
central and leading element in the development of scientific thought. To
avoid semantic confusion, bear in mind that the term “phenomenology” is
still being used with a very different, Cartesian meaning in the natural
sciences (cf. [5], pp. xiii-xiv). What concerns us in the present forum are
concepts of phenomenological *philosophy *such as von Uexküll’s umwelt (or
“surrounding world”), Heidegger's notion of being-in-the-world [6],
Husserl's notion of life-world, Bergson’s concept of lived time, and
Merleau-Ponty's corporeality [7] and depth [8]. Here, the body is seen not
only as an object of scientific study, but as an experiential ground that
constitutes a world unto itself, one that first makes intelligible the
emergence of subjectivity in relation to a surrounding milieu.

We welcome original contributions exploring the borderlines between
philosophical phenomenology and cognitive science, neuroscience, biology,
ecological/environmental science, biosemiotics, autopoiesis, second-order
cybernetics, artificial intelligence, pure mathematics and computation,
chaos and complexity science. They can be developed along the lines of
thought and philosophical traditions of F. W. J. von Schelling, Jakob
Johann von Uexküll, Gustav T. Fechner, William James, Charles S. Pierce,
Henri Bergson, Alfred North Whitehead, Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger,
Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Francisco Varela, Evan Thompson, and others.

[1] Simeonov, P. L., Matsuno, K., Root-Bernstein, R. S. (Eds.) 2013. *Can
Biology Create a Profoundly New Mathematics and Computation? *Special Theme
Issue on Integral Biomathics. *Journal Progress of Biophysics and Molecular
Biology*. Vol. 113, Issue 1 (September 2013).Elsevier. ISSN: 0079-6107.

[2] Simeonov, P. L., Smith, L., S., Ehresmann, A. C. (Eds.), 2012. *Integral
Biomathics: Tracing the Road to Reality*, Proceedings of iBioMath 2011,
Paris and ACIB '11, Stirling UK. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg. ISBN-10:
3642281109; ISBN-13: 978-3642281105. OCLC WorldCat Number: 800365119.

[3] Simeonov, P. L., Brezina, E., Cottam, Ehresmann, A. C., Gare, A.,
Goranson, T., Gomez-Ramirez, J., Josephson, B. D., Marchal, B., Matsuno,
K., Root-Bernstein, R. S., Rössler, O. E., Salthe, Schroeder, M., S. N.,
Seaman, Siregar, P., B., Smith, L. S. 2012. *Stepping Beyond the Newtonian
Paradigm in Biology.**Towards an Integrable Computational Model of Life:
Accelerating Discovery in the Biological* *Foundations of Science*. INBIOSA
White Paper. In: *Integral Biomathics: Tracing the Road to Reality*, Proc.
of iBioMath 2011, Paris and ACIB '11, Stirling UK, P. L. Simeonov, L. S.
Smith, A. C. Ehresmann (Eds.), Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, ISBN-10:
3642281109; ISBN-13: 978-3642281105.

[4] Simeonov, P. L. 2010. *Integral Biomathics: A Post-Newtonian View into
the Logos of Bio*. *J. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology*,
Elsevier, ISSN: 0079-6107, Vol. 102, Issues 2/3, June/July 2010,85-121.
Available online: 8 February 2010. DOI: 10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2010.01.005. also in: **

[5] Rosen, S. M. 2008. *The Self-evolving Cosmos: A Phenomenological
Approach to Nature's Unity-in-diversity.* World Scientific Publishing Co.
Plc. Ltd. Series on Knots and Everything. Volume 18. ISBN-10: 9812835814;
ISBN-13: 978-9812835819.

[6] Heidegger, M. 1927. *Sein und Zeit* (Tübingen): Niemeyer. 19. Aufl.
(2006), ISBN-10: 3484701536; ISBN-13: 978-3484701533. *Being and Time*.
Translated by John Macquarrie and Edward Robinson. New York: Harper and
Row, 1962. Harper Perennial Modern Thought edition (2008). ISBN-10:
0061575593; ISBN-13*:*978-0061575594.

[7] Merleau-Ponty, M. 1945. *Phénoménologie de la perception.* (Paris):
Gallimard. *Phenomenology of Perception*. Translated by Colin Smith New
York: Humanities Press, and London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1962. Routledge
(2013). ISBN-10: 0415834333; ISBN-13: 978-0415834339.

[8] ———. 1964. “Eye and Mind.” In *The Primacy of Perception*, edited by
James M. Edie, 159–90. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press.
ISBN-10: 0810101645; ISBN-13: 978-0810101647.

Kind regards,

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