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About the journal


Basic Information


Goals: Its purpose is to reflect the progress of philosophy as a whole and to increase the exchange of ideas and arguments between different contemporary schools of thought.

Areas of interest: history of philosophy, philosophy of language, philosophy of the formal sciences, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, political philosophy and philosophy of mind.

Historical information: first issue published in October 1977.

Periodicity: Quarterly.

Its abbreviated title is Manuscrito, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references and strips.



Indexed in

  • The Philosophers Index
  • Qualis/CAPES
  • Répertoire Bibliographique de La Philosophie
  • Ulrich's International Periodicals
  • Web of Science
  • Scopus


Intellectual Property


All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY.

The on line journal has open and free access.




  • Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico - CNPq.
  • Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior - CAPES




Editorial Board



  • Marco Ruffino (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP - Brasil)


Associate Editors

  • Filipe Martone (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP – Brasil)
  • Matheus Valente (Universitat de Barcelona)


Editorial Secretary

  • Fábio Basso (Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, SP - Brasil)


Editorial Board

  • John Biro (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL – USA)
  • João Branquinho (Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa – Portugal);
  • Harvey R. Brown (Oxford University, Oxford – Great Britain);
  • Mario Bunge (McGill University, Montreal, QC – Canada);
  • Tyler Burge (University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA – USA);
  • Herman Cappelen (University of Oslo, Oslo – Norway/University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Fife - Scottland);
  • Oswaldo Chateaubriand Filho (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ – Brazil);
  • Simon Evnine (University of Miami, Miami, FL – USA);
  • Paulo Faria (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS – Brazil);
  • Steven R. D. French (University of Leed, Leeds – Great Britain);
  • Max Freund (Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, San José – Costa Rica);
  • Gottfried Gabriel (Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena, Jena – Germany);
  • Pedro Galvão (Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa – Portugal);
  • Manuel García-Carpintero (Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona – Spain);
  • Peter Geach (Cambridge University, Cambridge – Great Britain);
  • José Arthur Giannotti (Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento (CEBRAP), São Paulo, SP – Brazil);
  • Gilles-Gaston Granger (Collège de France, Paris – France);
  • Susan Haack (Karl-Franzens Universität, Graz – Austria);
  • Rudolf Haller (Karl-Franzens Universität, Graz – Austria);
  • Claire Ortiz Hill (Paris – France);
  • Décio Krause (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC – Brazil);
  • Hugh M. Lacey (Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA – USA);
  • James G. Lennox (University of Pittsburg, Pittsburg, PA – USA);
  • Ernnie Lepore (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ – USA);
  • Kuno Lorenz (Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken – Germany);
  • Peter Ludlow (Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. – USA);
  • Genoveva Marti (Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona – Spain);
  • Jürgen Mittelstrass (Universität Konstanz, Konstanz – Germany);
  • Diana Perez (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, D.F. – Argentina);
  • Sílvio Pinto (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM), Mexico City, D.F. – México);
  • Faviola Rivera (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, D.F. – Mexico);
  • Gonzalo Rodriguez-Pereyra (Oxford University, Oxford – Great Britain);
  • Guillermo Rosado-Haddock (Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, San Juan – Puerto Rico);
  • Nathan Salmon (University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA - USA);
  • Matthias Schirn (Ludwig-Maximillians Universität , Munich - Germany);
  • John R. Searle (University of California,Berkeley, Berkeley, CA - USA);
  • Benny Shanon (Hebrew University, Jerusalem - Israel);
  • Ernest Sosa (Brown University, Providence, RI - USA);
  • Jason Stanley (Yale University, New Haven, CT - USA);
  • Andrew Woodfield (University of Bristol, Bristol - Great Britain).



Instructions to authors


Scope and Policy


1. Only unpublished contributions will be considered. Submissions should be inserted in following the indicated steps.

2. All articles will be blind refereed by specialists in the area.

3. Papers must be in English.

4. Contributors should enclose an abstract.

5. After being accepted for publication, authors should send a copy of their article by e-mail, in WORD and PDF, and with the bibliography and references in the standard Manuscrito format.

6. Once accepted for publication, additions, deletions and changes in the papers will not be permitted.

7. Manuscrito occasionally publishes critical studies of recent works and bibliographical reviews, and occasional special issues devoted to selected topics, with papers by invited authors (all papers submitted to blind refereeing).

8. Contributors will be required to transfer copyright in the material to Manuscrito. Contributors retain the personal right to re-use the material in future collections of their own work without fee to Manuscrito. Permission will not be given to any third party to reprint, or translate, an article without the author's consent, and will only be given on condition that the authors receives an appropriate fee.

9. Articles are only accepted for consideration by Manuscrito on condition that they are not simultaneously submitted to other journal.

10. Authors will not be charged with any fees for the editorial processing and publication of accepted articles.

This journal uses the LOCKSS system to create a distributed file system among participating libraries and allows them to create permanent archives of the journal for the preservation and restoration of files.



Form and preparation of manuscripts


References: All works quoted in the text should be listed at the end of the article, according to the following sample:

BURGE, T. "Belief De Re". Journal of Philosophy, LXXIV, pp. 338-62, 1977.

KRIPKE, S. Naming and Necessity. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1980.

MADDY, P. "Mathematical epistemology: what is the question?". Monist, 67, pp. 46-55, 1984a.

MADDY, P. "How the causal theorist follows a rule". Midwest Studies in Philosophy, 9, pp. 457-77, 1984b.

ROBERTSON, D. "A skeptical puzzle for for belief-reports". Forthcoming in Synthese.
YOURGRAU, P. (ed). Demonstratives. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990.

Details about translations, editions, reprints, etc., should be mentioned:

KANT, I. Kritik der reinen Vernunft. Second edition. Riga: Johann Freidrich Hartknoch, 1787. Transl. by N. Kemp Smith, London: Macmillan, 1929.

For reprinted works, the details about the original edition should be given, but the pages can be just those of the reprinted edition:

PUTNAM, H. "Mathematics without foundations". The Journal of Philosophy, LXIV, I, 1967.  Repr. in H. Putnam (1979), pp. 43-59.

Books containing articles are cited separately:

HAAPARANTA, L., HINTIKKA, J. Frege Synthesized. Dordrecht: Reidel Publishing Co., 1986.

VAN HEIJENOORT, J. "Frege on Vagueness". In L. Haaparanta and J. Hintikka (eds.) (1986), pp. 31-45.

Please follow carefully the punctuation convention in the samples above, and be as complete as possible regarding the facts of publication.

Quotations: The author (date) convention should be used for quotations internal to the text:

"See Quine (1948), Devitt (1980), Lewis (1983)."

"...with H. P. Grice's conceptual creature construction (1975)."

Further details follow a coma after the date, as in:

Putnam (1964, p. 1) claims that a new philosophy of science is being constructed.

As Carston (1988, pp. 161-2) has argued...

According to Frege (1884, § 62), numbers can be defined by abstraction.

Frege's second definition of number (1884, §§ 62-4) failed for other reasons.

Footnotes should not be used for normal quotations; these shoud be incorporated in the text, using the author (date) convention. For all articles or books quoted, the date used in the text should be the one of the original publication, and not the one of the reprint, even if the page references are to the reprint. Thus, an author referring to Putnam's "Mathematics without foundations" (originally published in 1967), using the second reprinted edition in Putnam's book Mathematics, Matter and Method (published in 1979) would quote from the first page of the article in the following way: "(Putnam 1967, p. 43)".

Short quotations may appear just enclosed in double quotation marks. Longer quotations should appear as indented material, preceded and succeeded by a line space, and should not be enclosed in quotation marks. The information about the source of the reference should appear as part of the indented material, after the full stop, according to the following sample:

This, I think, is characteristic of metaphysics, or at least of that part of metaphysics called ontology: one who regards a statement on this subject as true at all must regard it as trivially true. One's ontology is basic to the conceptual scheme by which he interprets all experiences, even the most commonplace ones. (Quine 1953, p. 10)

Quotation of Classical Works: For classical works, authors might prefer  to use an abbreviation instead of the date. For example, an author referring to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason could write "According to Kant (CPR, B 43)..." or "According to Kant (KrV, B 43)...". The abbreviation used should be mentioned in the reference section at the end, as in

KANT, I. Kritik der reinen Vernunft. (KrV) Second edition. Riga: Johann Freidrich Hartknoch, 1787. Transl. By N. Kemp Smith, London: Macmillan, 1929.

Classical articles might be quoted by their name, enclosed in quotation marks:

Frege draws in "The Thought" a famous comparison between logic and ethics.

Quotation marks: Single quotation marks should be used for mentioning a word or symbol, as in

By 'Cicero'I shall mean the man who denounced Catiline; and that's what the reference of 'Cicero' will be.

For mentioning an expression within anoter one that is already enclosed in single quotation marks, please use double quotation marks as in

If one was determining the referent of a name like 'Glunk' to himself and made the following decision, 'I shall use the term "Glunk" to refer to the man I call "Glunk"', this would get one nowhere.

Otherwise, double quotation marks should be used only for quoting, or to suggest special usage (irony, etc).

Footnotes: For notes, please use footnotes (numbered with arabic numerals), and not endnotes. Quotations within footnotes follow the same conventions above.

Acknowledgement footnote: If the author decides to include an acknowledgement footnote, this should be referenced at the title, indicated with an '*' (i.e., not numbered).

Logical symbolism: Variables, predicate letters, Greek characters, etc. should be italicized.

Foreign words: Foreign words (to the language in which the article is written, of course) should be italicized.




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