Call for book chapters: the philosophical concept of play

Vernon Press invites book chapters to be included in a forthcoming scholarly volume on the philosophical concept of play edited by Jeremy Sampson (author of
“Being Played: Gadamer and Philosophy’s Hidden Dynamic”). Contributions from all disciplines are encouraged to be submitted, as long as the chapter contains a clear philosophical component.

The volume will focus on the universality of the philosophical ludics. Chapters should focus on either: the role of play in Post-Enlightenment philosophy; the influence of ludic theory on academic disciplines, such as Literature, Theology, History, Aesthetics, and Law; or how ludic theory impacts upon contemporary issues, such as terrorism and security, geo-politics and identity, climate change, the internet, sport, and e-sports.


Abstracts Due: March 24, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: April 24, 2020
Finalized Draft Due: September 24, 2020
Finalized Paper: December 24, 2020

Submission Details

Proposals should be between 300-700 words, and should clearly describe the author’s thesis and provide an overview of the proposed chapter’s structure. All proposals should be prepared for blind review, removing any reference to the author. As a separate document, authors should provide a short CV containing contact information and relevant publications, presentations, and/or research.  Please email questions and submissions to Jeremy Sampson at




This proposal is due on March 24th 2020.

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