CFA: Johnny Cash and Philosophy
September 23, 2006 — 12:01

Author: mdavidson  Category: News  Comments: Off

Johnny Cash and Philosophy: Ring of Truth forthcoming in Open Court’s Popular Culture and Philosophy Series
Whether penning songs of social protest such as “Man in Black” and “Jacob Green,” exploring the problem of personal identity in his biography of Saul/Paul in the novel Man in White, calling for prison reform and social justice in the Nixon White House, or expressing his faith in “When the Man Comes Around,” Johnny Cash has served as a gadfly and social conscience for generations of music fans.
For the forthcoming Johnny Cash and Philosophy: Ring of Truth we seek proposals for chapters treating the relationship between Johnny Cash and any aspect of philosophy. Possible topics include (but are not limited to): free will and addiction, capital punishment, personal identity, the nature of evil, religious experience, sexual morality, Native American rights, freedom of expression, gender roles, prison reform, prayer, religious conversion, postmortem existence, and Cash’s worldview [God, Love, and Murder].

As with other titles in the Popular Culture and Philosophy series, the intended audience for this book is educated general readers, not academic philosophers. Abstracts and contributions should focus on the philosophical ideas, while keeping specialized jargon and philosophical name-dropping to a minimum. Prospective contributors are encouraged to consult other titles in Open Court’s Popular Culture and Philosophy series: .

  1. Submit a one-page abstract, along with a CV, to one of the volume’s editors via email by November 6th.
  2. Submission deadline for first drafts of accepted papers is May 1, 2007.
  3. Submission deadline for final drafts is September 1, 2007.

David Werther:
John Huss: