Lost and Philosophy


Lost and Philosophy Call for Abstracts

Sharon M. Kaye, Editor (skaye@jcu.edu) William Irwin, General Editor (wtirwin@kings.edu) The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series

To propose ideas for future volumes in the Blackwell series please contact William Irwin, <mailto:wtirwin@kings.edu>.

Abstracts and subsequent essays should be philosophically substantial but accessible, written to engage the intelligent lay reader. Contributors of accepted essays will receive an honorarium.

Possible themes and topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:

Is "John Locke" John Locke?; Socrates and Sawyer on egoism; Hurley, Descartes, and Skepticism; Kate, Kant, and the value of good will; Would Aristotle see Jack as a man of virtue?; Prisoners' dilemma strategies among the islanders; Nietzsche, survival, and salvation; Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the noble savage; Jean-Paul Sartre's Other and The Others; Dharma, free will, and fate; Hobbes and the state of nature; The metaphysics of tropical polar bears; The ethics of deception, torture, incest, drug use, and experimentation on human subjects; The Lost women and feminism; Flashback selves: continuity or reinvention?; Foucault, power, and insanity; Aquinas and Rose on faith and reason; Lost numerology; Bootstrapping society: communitarianism vs. liberalism.Contributor guidelines: 1. Abstract of paper (100-500 words).

2. CV or resume for each author and co-author.

3. Submission deadline for abstracts: July 10, 2006

4. Submission deadline for first drafts of accepted papers: October 10, 2006

5. Submission deadline for final papers: February 1, 2007.

6. Submissions should be sent by e-mail, with or without Word attachment to: Sharon Kaye, Associate Professor, John Carroll University (skaye@jcu.edu)