Call: “Memory and Technology: 4E Perspectives” issue of Review of Philosophy and Psychology

Call for Papers

Memory and Technology: 4E Perspectives
Special issue of Review of Philosophy and Psychology

Guest Editors:
Richard Heersmink, Tilburg University, The Netherlands,
Kourken Michaelian, Université Grenoble Alpes, France,

Submission deadline: April 30, 2025


Recently, the embodied, embedded, extended, and enactive (4E) approaches in philosophy and the cognitive sciences have emerged as popular alternatives to the internalist view on memory. On a 4E view, memory is not a purely internalist cognitive capacity but is embodied, embedded, extended, and enactive. This means that memory systems, processes of remembering, and the contents of memories are scaffolded by and sometimes constituted by the body and environmental structures such as artifacts and technologies. 4E theorists agree that the unit of analysis must be enlarged from studying processes in the brain to studying how memory is embodied and stands in important relations to technological features of the environment. We encourage submissions that address the relation between memory and technology from any of the 4E perspectives, also those that are empirically-informed.

Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Embodied / enactive memory and skilful use of technology
  • Transactive memory systems and technology
  • Metaphysics of embedded and extended memory
  • Artificial intelligence and memory
  • Varieties of memory scaffolding
  • Extended mind and causal theories of memory
  • 4E memory, technology, and cognitive enhancement
  • 4E memory, technology, and (virtue) epistemology
  • 4E memory, technology, and (narrative) identity
  • 4E memory, technology, and neurodiversity
  • 4E memory, technology, and predictive processing

Invited contributors:

  • Dr. David Colaço (Philosophy, LMU)
  • Dr. Jason Finley (Psychology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)
  • Prof. John Sutton (Philosophy, University of Stirling)
  • Dr. Pii Telakivi (Philosophy, University of Helsinki)

Submission DEADLINE: Please submit your paper by 30 April 2025. Should you not be able to meet this deadline, please contact the Guest Editor (contact details below).

Online SUBMISSION: Please use the journal’s Online Manuscript Submission System Editorial Manager®. Do note that paper submissions via email are not accepted.

Author Submission’s GUIDELINES: Authors are asked to prepare their manuscripts according to the journal’s standard Submission Guidelines.


  • When uploading your paper in Editorial Manager, please select “SI: Memory and Technology: 4E Perspectives” in the drop-down menu “Article Type” or through SI selection in the Author’s Questionnaire.
  • Papers should not exceed a maximum of 9,000 words.
  • All papers will undergo the journal’s standard review procedure (double-blind peer-review), according to the journal’s Peer Review Policy, Process and Guidance
  • Reviewers will be selected according to the Peer-Reviewer Selection policies.

CONTACT: For any questions, please directly contact the Lead Guest Editor: Richard Heersmink at


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