CFP: Contemporary Perspectives on Classical Issues: A New Generation of Voices

Submission deadline: November 1, 2017

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Philosophy has long struggled to be more inclusive in regards to female and minority scholars. However, any efforts to diversify the field of philosophy by appealing to female and minority undergraduates are stymied by the overwhelming dominance of white, male philosophers in the prevailing philosophy ‘canon’. Most introductory philosophy anthologies do not offer enough inclusive and pluralistic content. Although there are resources for diversifying course content, it is not always feasible for teachers to devote the time needed to create their own course packets.

This anthology aims to present undergraduate students in introductory philosophy courses with works from a more diverse body of philosophers in order to make the field more accessible. We think it is important that students are exposed to philosophy through contemporary works written by authors who better represent the actual makeup of our society. The anthology is part of a larger project that endeavors to document and address the underrepresentation of women and people of color in undergraduate philosophy programs.

We invite contributions on topics that address the canon or expand it, and which honor the spirit of this project.

Possible topics:

1.     Epistemology and Metaphysics

2.     God, Philosophy of Religion, and Free Will and Determinism

3.     Mind, Consciousness, Personal Identity

4.     Ethics and Meaning of Life

5.     Race and Gender

6.     Political and Social Philosophy

Please send a 300-500 word abstract to eva.cadavid@centre.edu by November 1, 2017.

Include your name, affiliation, and a brief biography in the accompanying email. If your abstract is accepted, finished articles will be due by June 15, 2018.

Please direct any inquiries about the project to the editors at their institutional addresses, provided below.

Eva Cadavid, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Centre College, eva.cadavid@centre.edu

W. David Hall, W. George Matton Professor of Religion & Philosophy, Centre College, wdavid.hall@centre.edu

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