CFP: Paul Ricoeur and the Task of Political Philosophy
Call for Submissions
Paul Ricoeur and the Task of Political Philosophy
Edited by Greg Johnson (Pacific Lutheran University)
and Dan Stiver (Hardin-Simmons University)
We invite submissions for a book to addressing the significance of Paul Ricoeur’s political philosophy. There are four aims of this book. First, to make more explicit Ricoeur’s political thought. Second, to situate his work with historical and contemporary discussions about political philosophy. Third, to create a volume that bridges the generational gap among Ricoeur scholars. Finally, to reflect the interdisciplinary character of Ricoeur’s work.
We seek contributions in areas including but not limited to the the following:
· The connections between Ricoeur and historical figures (e.g., Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Weber, et. al).
· The dialogue between Ricoeur and classical/contemporary Anglo-American and European political philosophy (e.g., Arendt, Dworkin, Gadamer, Habermas, Nussbaum, Rawls, et al.)
· The possible implications of Ricoeur’s political philosophy for contemporary issues (e.g., human rights, violence, conflict and peace, war, biomedical ethics, the political dimensions of environmental issues, capitalism in politics, and issues in race, gender and class issues, et. al).
· Other connections might include:
·Philosophy of language and rhetoric
Submissions can include any aspect of Ricoeur’s work but should be clear in identifying the relationship to political philosophy.
Submission Deadline: June 1, 2011
Papers should be 6,000-8,000 words (inclusive of notes and bibliography.
i. In the email subject heading: Paul Ricoeur book submission
ii. Submissions should be sent as a Word or RTF document
iii. No particular format is required for the initial submission, but accepted papers will be expected to adhere to publishing guidelines. These can be provided for the initial submission if desired.
iv. Please number all pages
v. Author’s name
vi. Title of Paper
vii. Institutional affiliation
viii. Contact information (email, phone number, mailing address)
For purposes of blind review, please omit any self-identifying information within the body of the paper.
Submissions or questions should be sent to Greg Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org).