MT appears in the cradle of Western philosophies

Ni Putu Wulan Purnama Sari
Faculty of Nursing, Widya Mandala Surabaya Catholic University, East Java, Indonesia

On July 24, 2023, a philosophical essay regarding the roles of editors with multiple retractions in the publishing system was officially published in Epistemes Metron Logos. [1]. This scientific journal primarily covers “methodological and philosophical topics concerning the structure and the growth of science” ( Mindsponge Theory (MT) was employed in the essay to explain epistemic aspects of academic publishing [2].

Illustration: The publication in Epistemes Metron Logos [1]

What is meaningful is that the journal is operated by The National Documentation Centre, a national infrastructure located in Athens, Greece. Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities, once the center for the arts, learning, and philosophy, and the home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum.

The publication in Epistemes Metron Logos marks the first-time presence of Mindsponge Theory in the land of ancient philosophies (i.e., Ancient Greek Philosophy), where Western civilization and democracy were founded.


[1] Teixeira da Silva JA, Vuong QH. (2023). Editors with multiple retractions, but who serve on journal editorial boards: Case studies. Epistemes Metron Logos, 9, 1-8.

[2] Vuong QH. (2023). Mindsponge Theory. De Gruyter.