The editor at the Journal of the History of Philosophy have requested that we post the following:
As editor of the Journal of the History of Philosophy, it is my pleasure to announce the following prizes for recent scholarship in the history of philosophy.
The JHP Board of Directors has instituted an annual prize of $3000 for the best published book in the history of philosophy. The winner of the prize for 2007 is Terence Irwin’s The Development of Ethics: A Historical and Critical Study, Volume I: From Socrates to the Reformation (Oxford University Press, 2007).
The JHP Board of Directors has instituted an annual prize of $1500 for the best contribution to the Articles section of the Journal. The prize for 2008 is Richard Foley’s “Plato’s Undividable Line: Contradiction and Method in Republic VI” (vol. 46: 1–24).
For more information, please visit the Journal’s website, http://philosophy.duke.edu/jhp.
Tad M. Schmaltz, Editor
Journal of the History of Philosophy
The Journal of the History of Philosophy has asked that their call for a new editor be posted on the APS site. We are happy to do so here:
JHP Editor Ad (pdf)
I hope that qualified members of our Society will consider applying.
The 2009 issue of Animus will be devoted to the theme of Greek Tragedy. In the Poetics, Aristotle remarks on the philosophical nature of tragedy, in part due to the fact that, like philosophy and unlike history, tragedy deals with universals. At its peak in fifth-century Athens, the performance of tragic drama was an important part of the polis’ religious life, and the dramas themselves often reflected religious and political concerns. The plays explore both theological questions about the relationship between the various gods, between the gods and humanity, and the relation of both humans and gods to the necessity of fate, as well as politico-ethical questions concerning the institutions of state and family, social roles (of foreigners, slaves, and women), the variety of possible ends or goods to be pursued, and virtues of character – in other words, the very questions that would come to be addressed in another form by philosophy.
Animus invites articles which address the literary, religious, political and philosophical meaning of Greek tragedy. We are especially interested in philosophical commentary on particular plays, but will also welcome studies on problems that occur or recur within particular plays. Since tragedy has maintained a lasting impact throughout various epochs of Western thought, we also invite submissions which explore the reception and interpretation of Greek tragedy in subsequent periods.
For further information, please visit our website:
A Call for Papers poster can be downloaded as a PDF here:
Deadline for Submissions: May 01, 2009
Submissions should be sent electronically by email attachment to the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract, maximum length 100 words.