Cfp: Doctor Who and Philosophy

This one goes out to hr. Larsen.

Call for Papers

Doctor Who and Philosophy

We are looking for scholarly philosophical essays written for a lay audience to be included in Doctor Who and Philosophy, to be published by Open Court Press. This is an opportunity for you to express your philosophical musings about your favorite Time Lord and popularize philosophy at the same time.

All papers that focus on some philosophical aspect of either the classic or recent Doctor Who will be considered, but papers on the following topics will be given special consideration. Such topics include:

–       The metaphysics of Doctor Who
–       The ethics and moral dilemmas of Doctor Who
–       The science of Doctor Who
–       Doctor Who, human nature, and spirituality
–       Conflict and conflict resolution in Doctor Who

Deadline for receipt of essays is November 15, 2008

Interested parties should contact one of the individuals listed below for a detailed set of guidelines.  As a rough guide: essays should be 12-15 pages typed, double-spaced, properly referenced, and should have a separate title page with author information to help facilitate the blind review process.

Please send essays via email or hardcopy to both:

Dr. Paula Smithka –
University of Southern Mississippi
Department of Philosophy and Religion
118 College Dr. # 5015
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

Court Lewis –
University of Tennessee
801 McClung Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996-0480 USA

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