- Papers must focus on topics or ideas that are significantly connected to the life, work, and/or cultural impact of Steve Jobs.
- Submit abstracts of 300 words to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Direct any questions about possible topics to: email@example.com
- Completed paper due: May 9, 2014 (or thereabout)
- 3,000-word philosophy papers written in a conversational style for an intelligent lay audience
I have most topics already covered, but there are few topics that are important for including in the volume.
- Ethical and/or Epistemological issues of creativity (related to how Jobs sought to inspire and cultivate creativity and innovation at Apple, NeXT, and Pixar)
- Epistemological issues in intuitionism and its role in Jobs’ thinking. (How does Jobs' focus on intuition relate to -- or does not relate to -- philosophical approaches to intuition?)
- Philosophical lessons learned by failure and success (Jobs is successes were preceded by flops: Lisa before the Mac; Newton before the Ipad; Jobs getting pushed out and then returning to lead Apple to even greater success)
- Some thing on the Apple Fanboy/girl phenomenon.
- The juxtaposition of Jobs’ counter-culture attitude and his capitalistic success. In particular, how does this mix highlight how conventional left-right/liberal-conservative dichotomies actual fail to capture most people?
Please contact me if you are interested in any of these or any other topic that is well-suited for this volume. If you know of someone who might be, please forward this page to them.