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The Walking Dead and Philosophy, the Sequel: CFA

Posted on | February 5, 2014

Call for abstracts
The Walking Dead and Philosophy
Wayne Yuen, Editor

Abstracts are sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to the AMC television series and Image comic book series “The Walking Dead.” This volume will be published by Open Court Publishing (the publisher of The Simpsons and Philosophy, The Matrix and Philosophy, Dexter and Philosophy etc.) as part of their successful Popular Culture and Philosophy series. Potential contributors may want to examine other volumes in the Open Court series, and specifically the previous volume of The Walking Dead and Philosophy:  Zombie Apocalypse Now.

Contributors are welcome to submit abstracts on any topic of philosophical interest that pertains to the Television series, comics, or novelizations of The Walking Dead. Possible topics include:

Prisoners of War and the treatment of Andrea/ or Randall
Walkers and the environment
Rick’s secret from the CDC and lying
Propaganda and Woodsbury
Theater or deception –Ezekiel and his tiger
The role of sport in Society – Gladiatorial combat in Woodsbury
Race in the Walking Dead
Rational suicide in a world of walkers
Maggie and the Governor’s interrogation
Glenn and Torture
Familial obligations –Darryl and Merle
Mental health and Rick’s hallucination
PTSD and Rick/Morgan
Can Rick trust his senses?
Walkers and Free will
Guns, weapons, and children
Just war theory and Woodsbury/The Saviors
Rules of war
Ethics of Shane’s medical run
Searching for Sophia
The value of history: Photos for Little Ass Kicker
Human Augmentation and Merle
Triage and epidemics – Carol’s choice
Monogamy in a post-apocalyptic world
What makes Woodbury, Woodbury?
Other metaphysical issues besides mind and identity
Contributor Guidelines:
1. Abstract of paper (100–750 words)
2. Resume/CV for each author/coauthor of the paper
3. Initial submission may be made by mail or email (e-mail preferred with MS Word attachment)
4. Submission

WALKING DEADLINE: March 31, 2014  (a completed manuscript is desired before October 2014)

Wayne Yuen (philosophyforthedead@gmail.com)
Ohlone College
43600 Mission Blvd
Fremont, CA 94539-0390

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