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Author a Chapter

What Are We Looking For?

We are seeking faculty or PhD students (ABD) interested in authoring a chapter


We are seeking chapter contributions of roughly 3000 words on a range of topics for the Introduction to Philosophy Open Textbook, ed. by Christina Hendricks and the Rebus Community. The chapters should be aimed at first-year undergraduates, and will form part of a larger open-source textbook on philosophy to be used by university teachers and students.

We are currently looking for authors for chapters in the following parts (list of chapters in each part available in the Public TOC):

  • Metaphysics

  • Social and Political Philosophy

  • Aesthetics

  • Philosophy of Religion

  • Epistemology

  • Philosophy of Science (draft outline here, open for comments until end of March 2019)

We are looking for people with a PhD in philosophy, ideally with teaching experience at the first-year level. PhD students in philosophy may also be considered as authors, or can contribute in other ways to the book. We encourage interest and contributions from members of underrepresented groups within the philosophical community.

If you’re interested in contributing, please let us know in the all-new Rebus Community forum, volunteer sign up thread! Or just let us know in the comments below.

Time Commitment

12 weeks


Apurva Ashok


Nathan Eckstrand



  1. Please introduce yourself and let us know about your background in philosophy and your teaching experience, as well as which chapter you think you might like to author. We will need to see a copy of your CV as well, so if you don’t have it online please email Christina Hendricks, lead editor: christina.hendricks@ubc.ca.

  2. My name is Daniel Massey. My background in philosophy is in disagreement, relativism, and general subjects related to those issues (ethics, metaethics, language, metaphysics, epistemology), and I also have some knowledge of philosophical traditions in India and China. I would interested in writing a chapter introducing epistemology through selected issues. I have a decade of teaching experience in a variety of types of institutions from research schools and large state schools to two year institutions and liberal arts colleges.

  3. Hi Daniel, thanks for your interest! Have you looked at the table of contents we have posted above to see what chapters in Epistemology are still in need of authors? If so, is there one you’re particularly interested in? I see you have already sent me an email with your CV, so thank you for that!