Last Call for Papers

Thomas Quinn (
Tue, 20 Oct 1998 21:12:54 -0500

Last Call For Papers!

The Philosophy of Transhumanism: A Reader

Editors: Thom Quinn and Nick Bostrom


We are currently looking for excellent essays to be published within an academic volume on the philosophy of transhumanism. This book will be targeting an audience of scientists, engineers, philosophers, artists and other well-read professionals. The purpose of this volume is to get transhumanism recognized as a legitimate philosophy, world-view, and lifestyle. Essays on all aspects of transhumanism are welcome; however, only the best essay on any particular topic will be selected for publication.


Since this book is aimed at an academic audience, it does not have a flashy title. Although this title is not fixed in stone, the book has been christened The Philosophy of Transhumanism: A Reader. Nick and I call it "the reader" for short. A straightforward name like this really is the best strategy for helping people find a book on this novel topic both in a bookstore and a library.


Each author will retain the complete copyright to their own essay; however, if you contribute, you also agree to allow the publication of your essay in this volume as many times as publishers agree to print it. There could possibly be various hardcover and softcover editions. If you were to print your essay elsewhere at a later date, you would cite the book as the original source, unless it had been published prior to appearing in this volume. If your essay has been previously published, then all copyright issues must be worked out ahead of time.


If the volume makes a profit and we are very certain it will, the total sum will be evenly distributed among all contributors, including Nick and myself.

Deadline: November 1, 1998

Essays and other materials should be submitted via email; please send your files either as ASCII text files or MS Word documents. If you live within the United States, Canada, or Mexico, you should send your materials to Thom Quinn. If you live in Europe, Asia, Africa, or South America, please send your materials to Nick Bostrom. The language of this volume will be English.

Email comments/inquiries to Thom Quinn and Nick Bostrom.

Thom Quinn can be reached at or or

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