CFA: 1984 and Philosophy

E-Mail Adresse für Einreichungen: 1984submission@gmail.com
Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Papers
Deadline: 1 May 2017
Name der Publikation: 1984 and Philosophy

Call for Abstracts: 1984 and Philosophy (Ezio Di Nucci & Stefan Storrie, Editors)


Abstracts are sought for a volume in Open Court’s Philosophy of Popular Culture series on George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four with the title “1984 and Philosophy”.


Contributors to this volume include: Mark Alfano, James Conant, Vincent Hendricks and Torbjörn Tännsjö.


“1984” is a deeply philosophical work that engages both with timeless questions about the nature of truth, language, morality, and what it means to be human, as well as specific issues in ethics about surveillance, torture, perpetual war and a host of other topics.


The book has been at the forefront of modern culture since its publication in 1949 and interest in the book has now reached a new peek. People are currently grappling with the rise of populist political movements and the undermining of the conventional understanding of truth and objectivity (the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2016 was “post-truth”, to mention but one of many recent indicators). In this situation it is no exaggeration to say that Orwell’s book is the central cultural point of reference. Indeed, “1984” is the number one best-selling book on Amazon in 2017 (as of February 2d)...


Contributor Guidelines:

1. Abstract of paper (500 words)

2. CV for each author/coauthor of the paper

3. Submit your abstract to 1984submission@gmail.com

4. Deadline: Abstracts due May 1, 2017


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