CFP: Journal of Philosophy of Emotion Book Symposium Commentators for Heidi Maibom's The Space Between: How Empathy Really Works

Submission deadline: August 20, 2023

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The Journal of Philosophy of Emotion (JPE) is planning to publish a book symposium on Dr. Heidi Maibom's latest book, The Space Between: How Empathy Really Works, and we are looking for commentators who are interested in engaging in a critical discussion of it, with the aim of moving the discourse on relevant topics highlighted by her book forward. We are hoping to publish this book symposium in the JPE’s winter 2024 issue. If you are interested, please email us ([email protected]), informing us of your interest, along with a copy of your CV, by August 20th, 2023. We will contact you by August 27th, 2023, with a decision regarding your expressed interest and any further details. Invited commentators will each receive a free copy of The Space Between.

Please refer to past issues of the JPE for examples, and all submissions must adhere to the JPE’s style guideline: All contributors are also responsible for copyediting their own submissions, although the JPE will also conduct a preliminary review and copyedit check of all accepted submissions.

We encourage a diversity of scholars of all ranks who are interested in participating as commentators to respond to this CFP, provided that they are willing and able to commit to fulfilling the expectations of our double-anonymous peer review process. Please note that commentators will be selected not only based on their qualifications, but also based on considerations for the value of diversity and inclusiveness. Potential contributors are also welcome to let us know in their letter of interest that they would be willing to referee the composed book symposium if for some reason they were not invited to contribute a commentary, but would still like to contribute to the book symposium.

Please note that the JPE requires a submission fee of $35, or you can become a member of the Society for Philosophy of Emotion (SPE), which includes a one time JPE submission fee waiver. The JPE is an independently published, open-access journal, and all manuscript submission fees go toward paying for operating costs and providing need based subventions to facilitate diverse and inclusive participation.

For further information, please refer to the CFP on the JPE Website:

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