Robert Rupert Appointed New Co-Editor-in-Chief of the BJPS

We are delighted to announce that Robert Rupert will be the new Co-Editor-in-Chief of the BJPS. He will replace Steven French, who steps down in the late summer after ten years’ service with the journal. Robert will work with Wendy Parker, who continues as Co-Editor-in-Chief.

Robert is Professor of Philosophy at CU-Boulder, where he is also a fellow of their Institute of Cognitive Science and a member of their Committee for the History and Philosophy of Science.

He brings to the role his five years of experience as one of the BJPS’s Associate Editors. Along with Daniel Weiskopf, another of our associate editors, Robert handled the growing number of submissions to the journal in the philosophy of the cognitive sciences.

Robert writes:

I am thrilled to be stepping into this new role—by the prospect of working closely with the eminently capable Wendy Parker and Beth Hannon (whom I’m counting on for guidance and instruction!); with a dedicated team of expert Associate Editors; and with an ever-shifting cast of conscientious referees, who make the reviewing process possible. I’m grateful for the continuing support provided to the Journal by the British Society for the Philosophy of Science, and would like to thank outgoing Co-Editor-in-Chief Steven French for his many years of brilliant service. Wendy and Steven are the most recent in a long line of editors-in-chief who have helped to build BJPS into a top-notch operation and an established and highly respected philosophical institution. I’m honored to be given the opportunity to contribute to this ongoing enterprise.

Robert’s own work ranges across with philosophy of science, metaphysics, and epistemology, with a particular interest in mental representation, concept acquisition, mental causation, cognitive architecture, situated cognition, group cognition, natural laws, and properties.