Popular Culture and Philosophy

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Isaac Asimov’s Foundation and Philosophy, CFA

Posted on | July 19, 2021

Call for Abstracts!

Isaac Asimov’s Foundation and Philosophy: Psychohistory and its Discontents

Edited by Joshua Heter and Josef Thomas Simpson

Abstracts are sought for a collection of essays on any philosophical topic related to Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series as well as the television adaptation (airing September 24, 2021 on Apple TV+) to be published with Carus Books. This is the same editorial team that worked with Open Court Publishing for many years. Potential contributors may want to examine previously published volumes such as Westworld and Philosophy as well as The Man in High Castle and Philosophy.

Abstracts and eventual essays should be written for an educated but nonspecialized audience (with an approximate length of 10 to 12 pages).

Contributor Guidelines:

Email abstracts (and any questions) to: foundationandphilosophy@gmail.com

  1.  Abstracts should be between 100 – 500 words.
  2. Potential contributors must include a resume/CV for each author/coauthor.
  3. Initial submissions should be made by e-mail as either a Word doc. or a PDF.


  • Abstracts due by December 19, 2021
  • First drafts due by March 11, 2022
  • Final drafts due by April 24, 2022

Contact: foundationandphilosophy@gmail.com




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