Submissions: Write for Daily Philosophy!
Daily Philosophy accepts submissions for articles not published elsewhere and related to philosophy and culture. I’d love to receive your queries! Daily Philosophy currently averages over 8,000 pageviews a month and is growing fast. I’m also willing to reciprocate (if you want) by posting on your blog and inviting my readers to check your site out. It doesn’t matter how big your site is or who you are, as long as the content is of interest to the readers of Daily Philosophy.
We are looking for content that is educational and enlightening, related to philosophy, its history and main thinkers, the philosophical appreciation of life, modern life and its problems, classic problems of philosophy and ethics, as well as hermits, religions, ways to reach happiness, the philosophy of X (where X can be almost anything), the future of mankind, ecological thought, philosophy of technology and everything else that roughly qualifies as philosophy.
Book reviews are also welcome, but I prefer classics and influential works, not necessarily narrow-interest academic works. Thus, a review of Kant’s “Metaphysik der Sitten” that is understandable to a first-year undergraduate student would be preferable to a review of academic philosopher Prof. X’s book, published last week, about his original, intricate analysis of Gettier problems.
We also are actively looking for philosophical short fiction.
The mission of Daily Philosophy is to educate, entertain, and to bring philosophical thought to a wide audience. Submissions that are only of interest to philosophers are not really promoting this mission.
We are not looking for content that is “inspirational” or “self-improvement” content without it also being, in a more narrow sense, philosophical. Inspiration and self-improvement are great, but, in order to find a place in Daily Philosophy, they should be rooted in philosophical works or schools of thought.
“Philosophy” can be taken in a wide sense, including anything from quantum theory to Marxism, psychoanalysis and the traditional Islamic thought of the 12th century.
All cultures and faiths are welcome, and I request that all cultures and faiths are treated with respect in articles that are to be published in Daily Philosophy. This is not a religious or Christian venue, and I’m fine with criticising the churches or the governments of particular states, but even critical evaluations must maintain a basic respect for the values and beliefs that others hold dear.
If you are not sure whether your piece would fit, please have a look around the site to get a feeling for what we’re doing here. Examples (in order of publication date):
Aldous Huxley’s “Island”
The last book of visionary writer Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), Island, is a bold attempt to envision a utopian society that provides its members with everything they need to achieve happiness in life.
Catherine Greene: What to do when people talk #$!!~#
Can two people’s experiences and outlooks on life be so different that meaningful communication between them is impossible? Recent events suggest so. Despite this, philosopher Donald Davidson gives us good reasons why this distance need not inhibit constructive discussion and provides us with the tools to argue well.
James Tartaglia: Are You A Nihilist?
The terminology of ‘nihilism’ and ‘the meaning of life’ emerged among a small group of German philosophers at the end of the 18th century who were worried about the French Enlightenment.
John Shand: Assisted Voluntary Euthanasia
This a systematic survey of the arguments and counterarguments that are most commonly in play when considering the ethical rights and wrong of euthanasia and whether it should be legally permitted.
What is Deep Ecology?
In this episode, Ezechiel and Andy discuss Deep Ecology, a philosophy of respecting the rights of nature as equal to our own. But does this really work? Can we make sense of treating nature with just the same consideration that we give ourselves?
David E. Cooper: The Rhetoric of Refuge
The rhetoric or metaphor of refuge from the world has largely disappeared from religious, social and ethical debate. The contrast with the past is striking.
All authors are welcome, including non-academics.
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New section: Philosophical short stories
We’re looking for short stories in a new series of stories with a philosophy theme or based on a philosophical concept. All writers, whether experienced or new, are welcome to submit their work!
Unfortunately, there’s no payment, but you’ll get the exposure (around 8,000 monthly pageviews for the site) and you keep all the rights to your submitted piece, so you’re free to use it elsewhere (you only need to notify us if it appears somewhere else so that we can adjust the relevant SEO headers for Google).
Stories should be of typical flash fiction to short story length (around 500-6000) words, but we’re considering exceptions for exceptional stories.
The only requirements are that the stories should deal with some kind of philosophical problem in an entertaining way and be written in English.
Examples of philosophy-themed stories could be: time-travel paradoxes, mind-body problem, AI and consciousness, personhood of robots, aliens or animals, human enhancement and cyborgs, space travel, communication with alien cultures, ethical problems of modern or future medicine technologies, philosophical problems in post-apocalyptic worlds, visions of the future of mankind, and really everything else that a reader interested in philosophy would find entertaining.
Please submit your pitch to host@ (domain of this page) with a subject that includes the word “story”.