Mary Warnock was a pioneering and influential figure in applied and public philosophy. In addition to academic work on existentialism, ethical theory, the imagination, reproductive ethics, and the philosophy of religion, her reports on special needs education and artificial reproduction had a major impact on public awareness and public policy.
The Journal of Applied Philosophy (JoAP) plans a special issue to commemorate MaryWarnock’s centennial with the final issue of the 2024 volume. The issue will feature both academic articles (6000–8000 words) in any area of applied philosophy, with special emphasis on areas in which Mary Warnock published; as well as shorter interventions (1500–3000 words) in public philosophy, understood as the attempt to engage lucidly and nontechnically with timely issues of public debate or to put issues onto the public agenda.
Academic articles: Papers are invited in any area of applied philosophy, with special emphasis on those in which Mary Warnock published. Papers should be prepared for anonymous review according to JOAP guidelines and submitted through the Journal’s submission portal. When submitting, select “Special Issue” and type in “Warnock”. Deadline: January 31, 2024. This deadline is not flexible due to November 2024 publication date.
Public Interventions: Philosophical interventions are invited on any topic of contemporary debate, in any region or country, with preference for topics that are also resonant beyond that country’s borders. Writing should be nontechnical and accessible. Articles should be prepared for anonymous review and accompanied by a very short (two-sentence) abstract indicating the topic and the position defended on that topic. When submitting, select “Special Issue” and type in “Warnock”. Deadline: July 30, 2024. Public interventions will be reviewed “up” or “down” with opportunities for only minor revisions.