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The Good Wife and Philosophy, Call for Abstracts

Posted on | May 2, 2012

Call for Abstracts

The Good Wife and Philosophy
Edited by Kimberly Baltzer-Jaray and Robert Arp

(1)        Submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to: robertarp320@gmail.com
(2)        Abstracts due: June 15, 2012
(3)        Notification of accepted abstracts: July 1, 2012
(4)        First drafts due: September 15, 2012 (flexible)
(5)        10 to 12-paged papers are written in a conversational style for a
lay audience (this definitely ain’t no JPhil, Mind, or Nous
publication)

Any relevant topic considered, but here are some possibilities:

– Feminism, Alicia the good wife, and Alicia the litigator
– The good wife, the good husband, sexuality, gender, and societal roles
– Peter, cheating, sexual addiction, and the male psyche
– Alicia, accepting cheating, loyalty, and the female psyche
– Sexual justice and politics in the law
– The use of logical fallacies to influence or manipulate beliefs in
the courtroom
– Memory, testimony, and other forms of evidence
– What is legal vs. what is moral
– Crime scenes and the relationship between deduction, induction, and abduction
– History and rationale for a jury
– Law and game theory in The Good Wife
– Authenticity and identity in The Good Wife
– History and rationale for swearing on a Bible
– The nature and types of law
– The nature and types of justice
– Right to privacy and violations of that right in The Good Wife
– The elements of an action (motive, execution, etc.) and
corresponding punishment
– Pro and con arguments for capital punishment
– Persons, rights, and privileges
– Diane and the gun control issue
– Character formation, virtue ethics, and characters in The Good Wife
– Types of love and/or friendship in The Good Wife
– An analysis of the nature of murder vs. other forms of killing
– Deontological rights-based vs. utilitarian common-good-based themes
in The Good Wife
– The moral perspectives of the various characters in The Good Wife
– “Heart” and care for the uninsured
– “Infamy,” psychological coercion, and responsibility
– “Unplugged” and advance directives
– “Great Firewall,” types of government, and censorship
– “Bitcoin for Dummies” and the morality of client-attorney confidentiality

The Good Wife and Philosophy will be a book in Open Court Publishing
Company’s Popular Culture and Philosophy Series:
http://www.opencourtbooks.com/categories/pcp.htm.  Submit ideas for
possible future PCP books to the series editor, George A. Reisch, at
pcpideas@caruspub.com: Thanks for your consideration.

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