Catch up with (and submit to!) ‘New Work in Philosophy’
Catch up with (and submit to!) ‘New Work in Philosophy’




Readers may recall that Barry Maguire (University of Edinburgh) and I launched a Substack newsletter, New Work in Philosophy, last December. As NWP’s About page notes,

NWP … feature[s] short, accessible blog posts, videos, and other multimedia (such as pictures, audio recordings, elaborate argument maps, etc.) in which philosophers promote, discuss, and disseminate their new(ish) work (published articles and books), or the work of others (including article and book reviews, etc.).

We’ve had a wonderful array of posts so far, and have an associated YouTube Channel that you can subscribe to that features videos that have appeared at NWP.

Also, following a suggestion by a reader here at the Cocoon, I’ve now categorized NWP posts by areas of research. Thus far, you can sort posts by:

Artificial Intelligence
Feminist Philosophy
History of Philosophy
Philosophy of Disability
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Law
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Race
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy of Science
Popular Philosophy
Social-Political Philosophy

We’ll continue adding new categories on an ongoing basis. 

NWP seems to be flourishing so far, with nearly 1,900 subscribers (subscriptions are free). Although I don’t have any firm numbers, it looks at least anecdotally like our readership is about 50% academic and 50% members of the general public.

So, if you enjoy NWP and have any recent or forthcoming publications in philosophy (broadly construed), or if you would like to draw attention to someone else’s recent work, please do not hesitate to email a ‘pitch’ to either Barry or myself.

You can either approach us with a completed contribution (a blog post, video, audio recording, podcast, multimedia post, etc.), or simply to inquire. We’re committed at NWP to featuring a diverse variety of work, so we hope you consider sharing yours.

Here are a few more details from NWP’s About page,

We welcome unsolicited submissions from any professional philosopher (PhD students or beyond) or anyone who has published philosophy in legitimate peer-reviewed venues.

We particularly encourage submissions from junior philosophers and underrepresented groups in the profession, as well as postdocs, VAPs, and full or part-time faculty from a diverse variety of institutions.

Also, in addition to posting contributions by authors on their own work and the work of others (e.g. book/article reviews), we would like to encourage:

Submissions by established (or somewhat established) philosophers that discuss/recommend new work by less/un-established philosophers who aren’t their colleagues or students.

That readers draw our attention to other Substack pages with professional philosophical content, including their own. Substack has a nifty “recommend” feature, and we hope to draw amplify the work of other professional philosophers on Substack, as well.

Please email or to pitch a post or draw our attention to another Substack in professional philosophy that you would like to recommend.

Depending on the number and types of pitches that we receive, we reserve the right to curate which pitches to accept (at any stage of the pitching/submission process), so as to best advance the mission outlined above.

Hope some of you decide to submit contributions!

Originally appeared on The Philosophers’ Cocoon Read More