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CFA, Dark Souls and Philosophy

Posted on | February 2, 2021


Dark Souls and Philosophy
Edited by Nicolas Michaud – Published by Carus Books

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Abstracts and subsequent essays must be accessible to a lay audience as well as philosophically substantial. All writing should be engaging and directly relevant to the Dark Souls video game series. The chapters must be pointed and direct, engaging philosophical tools and theories to explore the Dark Souls series or to use the series to help explore or solve important philosophical problems.

***The 10 to 12-paged papers are written in a conversational style***

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Submission deadline for abstracts (100-500 words) and CV’s: March 1, 2021 
  2. Notification of accepted abstracts: March 7, 2021
  3. Submission deadline for first drafts of accepted papers: June 30, 2021

Kindly submit abstract (with or without Word attachment) and CV by email to: Nicolas Michaud (philosophylives@gmail.com).

Possible Areas of interest include but are not limited to…

Metaphysics Does Dark Souls expose unsolvable problems in our own definition of “the soul”?

Epistemology How does one know one is alive in a world of reincarnation?

Ethics If the collapse of the world is inevitable, is it wrong to hasten it?

Logic In a world of deception, how does one define truth?

Applied Philosophy Is there a lesson to be learned from Dark Souls?

Carus Books is now taking over the publishing mission of Open Court Publishing Company. To propose ideas for future volumes, please contact David R. Steele, at dramsaysteele@gmail.com

Thank you!

Nicolas Michaud



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