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Westworld and Philosophy, CFA

Posted on | November 27, 2017

Call for Abstracts:
Westworld and Philosophy

Richard Greene & Josh Heter, Editors

Abstracts are sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to the HBO television series Westworld (we also welcome essays on the 1973 movie of the same name on which it is based, the 1976 sequel to that movie, Futureworld, and the subsequent 1980 television series, Beyond West World). This volume will be published by Open Court Publishing (the publisher of The Simpsons and Philosophy, The Matrix and Philosophy, Dexter and Philosophy, The Walking Dead and Philosophy, Boardwalk Empire and Philosophy, and The Princess Bride and Philosophy, etc.) as part of their successful Popular Culture and Philosophy series. We are seeking abstracts, but anyone who has already written an unpublished paper on this topic may submit it in its entirety. Potential contributors may want to examine other volumes in the Open Court series.

Contributors are welcome to submit abstracts on any topic of philosophical interest that pertains to Westworld. The editors are especially interested in receiving submissions that engage philosophical issues/topics/concepts in Westworld in creative and nonstandard ways.

Please feel free to forward this to anyone writing within a philosophic discipline who might be interested in contributing.

Contributor Guidelines:
1. Abstract of paper (100–750 words)
2. Resume/CV for each author/coauthor of the paper
3. Initial submission should be made by email (we prefer e-mail with MS Word attachment)
4. Deadlines:
Abstracts due February 1, 2018
First drafts due April 1, 2018
Final drafts due June 1, 2018
(we are looking to complete the entire ms by June 15, 2018, so early submissions are encouraged and welcomed!)

Email:
westworldandphilosophy@gmail.com

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