Saturday, March 19, 2011

Call for Book Reviewers

 Book Reviews are a great way for graduate students to start publishing on journals. Here is a good opportunity to start a publishing record. Douglas Lackey, the Editor of *The Philosophical Forum*, invites philosophers to join a team effort to review the three volumes of Terence Irwin's *History of Ethics*.

 Irwin's *History*, three volumes, 96 chapters, 1444 sections, and 2743 pages, is the  *à la recherche du temps perdu* of recent philosophy books, and perhaps no single person is competent to review it  all.  So *The Philosophical Forum* has decided to replace one reviewer with many. 

         The proposal is that each philosopher discussed by Irwin, and each
topical chapter, will be assigned to one reviewer, who will produce a review
of 250-400 words. 
         What follows is a list of chapters in Irwin.  When several chapters
are devoted to one philosopher, one reviewer will be assigned to the
philosopher discussed in those chapters. If you are interested in reviewing
a chapter or a philosopher, contact Professor Lackey at,
giving the chapter or philosopher you wish to review, and your
qualifications for reviewing it –which might be as simple as "second year
graduate student in philosophy at University X." If several persons request
the same chapters, The Forum will select one person who seems most
qualified. Reviewers will receive pdfs of their assignment, not copies of
the books.  The Editors reserve the right to reject reviews that do not meet
professional standards. 
The chapters in Irwin are as follows: 
1.    Introduction 
2.    Socrates 
3.    The Cyrenaics 
4.    The Cynics 
5.    Plato 
6.    Aristotle: Happiness 
7.    Aristotle: Nature 
8.    Aristotle: Virtue 
9.    Aristotle: virtue and Morality 
10.The Sceptics 
12.Stoicism: Action, Passion and Reason 
13.Stoicism: Virtue and Happiness 
14.Christian Theology and Moral Philosophy 
16.Aquinas: Will 
17.Aquinas: Action 
18.Aquinas: Freedom 
19.Aquinas: The Ultimate End 
20. Moral Virtue 
21.Aquinas: Natural Law 
22.Aquinas: Practical Reason and Prudence 
23.Aquinas:  The Canon of the Virtues 
24.Aquinas: Sin and Grace 
25. Scotus: Will, Freedom, and Reason 
26.Scotus: Virtue and Practical Reason 
29.The Reformation and Scholastic Moral Philosophy 
30.Suarez: Law and obligation 
31.Suarez: Naturalism 
32.Natural Law and 'Modern' Moral Philosophy 
34.Hobbes; Motives and Reasons 
35.Hobbes: From Human Nature to Morality 
36.Hobbes: Morality 
38.The 'British' Moralists 
39.Cumberland and Maxwell 
41.Locke and Natural Law 
43.Leibniz: naturalism and eudaemonism 
44.Pufendorf and Natural Law 
47.Hutcheson: For and Against Moral Realism 
48.Hutcheson: For and Against Utilitarianism 
49.Balguy: A Defence of Rationalism 
50.Balguy and Clarke: Morality and natural theology 
51.Butler: Nature 
52.Butler: Superior Principles 
53.Butler: Naturalism and Morality 
54.Butler: Implications of Naturalism 
55.Hume: Nature 
56.Hume: Passion and Reason 
57.Hume: Errors of Objectivism 
58.Hume: the Moral Sense 
59.Hume: The Virtues 
62.Reid: Action and Will 
63.Reid: Knowledge and Morality 
64.Voluntarism, Egoism, and Utilitarianism 
66.Kant: Practical Laws 
67.Kant: from Practical Laws to Morality 
68.Kant: Some Objections and Replies 
69.Kant: Freedom 
70.Kant: From Freedom to Morality 
71.Morality and the Good 
72.Kant: Metaethical Objections 
73.Hegel: History and theory 
74.Hegel: Morality and Beyond 
75.Marx and Idealist Moral Theory 
79.Mill: Earlier Utilitarianism and its Critics 
80.Mill: A Revised Version of Utilitarianism 
81.Sidgwick: Methods and Sources 
82.Sidgwick: The Examination of Methods 
83.Sidgwick: the Axioms of Morality 
88.Logical empiricism and Emotivism 
90.Hare: A Defence of Non-Cognitivism 
92.Revivals of Non-Cognitivism 
93.Objectivity and Its Critics 
94.Versions of Naturalism 
95.Rawls: The Just, the Fair, and the Right 
96.Rawls: the Right and the Good 

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