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Call for Book Chapter Proposals: Forgiveness and Philosophy

Forgiveness and Philosophy

Edited by: Court D. Lewis

Call for Book Chapter Proposals

Vernon Press invites short book chapter proposals to be included in a forthcoming scholarly volume on Forgiveness and Philosophy, broadly construed. All philosophically-based schools of thought are encouraged to submit. Other disciplines are encouraged to submit, as long as the chapter contains a clear philosophical component. Also, proposals dealing with corollary issues like resentment, anger, mercy, and vengeance are welcome, as long as they are appropriately related to and clearly discussed in relation to forgiveness.

Forgiveness has long been the purview of theology and psychology, but over the past few decades authors like Jeffrie Murphy, Jean Hampton, Charles Griswold, Margaret Holmgren, Julia Kristeva, Kathryn Norlock, Martha Nussbaum, Nicholas Wolterstorff, and many others have generated a philosophically rich dialogue regarding the nature of forgiveness.  With hopes of continuing this dialogue, while generating new ideas and avenues of dialogue, Vernon Press has commissioned a book (with the possibility of a series) on Forgiveness and Philosophy.  We are currently seeking contributions to be included in the first volume.

Abstracts Due: 21 August 2015
Notification of Acceptance: 28 September 2015
Finalized Draft Due: 1 January 2016

Submission Details
Proposals should be between 300-700 words, and should clearly describe the author’s thesis and provide an overview of the proposed chapter’s structure. All proposals should be prepared for blind review, removing any reference to the author. As a separate document, authors should provide a short CV containing contact information and relevant publications, presentations, and/or research on forgiveness.  Please email questions and submissions to:

CFP: PG Session at 2015 SPA Annual Meeting

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the Postgraduate Session at the 2015 Scots Philosophical Association Annual Meeting, taking place at the University of Glasgow on 4th and 5th December, 2015.  Up to 2 papers will be selected for presentation at the Meeting.  The PG Session provides PhD students with their opportunity to showcase their work and receive feedback at the annual meeting of the professional association of philosophers in Scotland.  Those presenting papers will have their travel costs and accommodation covered by the SPA.

The keynote speaker at this year’s meeting will be Peter Railton (University of Michigan).

Submission is open to all students enrolled in PhD programmes in philosophy in Scotland.  Papers of no more than 3,000 words, on any area of philosophy, should be prepared for blind review and sent to the Secretary ( by 1st September, 2015.

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