DISMAYED by the seemingly insuperable difficulties met by first-time authors of philosophy books, the International Society for Philosophers with some trepidation has decided to enter the publishing arena. Our aim is to offer a showcase for titles which might otherwise never see the light of day.|
Our focus is on Philosophy, but we are taking a wide view. Philosophical novels will be just as welcome as works on philosophical anthropology or the philosophy of physics. Above all, we are looking for originality, creativity, and insight as well as a modicum of intellectual courage.
Frankly, it is difficult to avoid forming the impression that the big publishers, in the face of economic pressure and an increasingly competitive market, have for the most part chosen to play it safe, relying on established names or recycling collections of published articles, rather than risk the work of unknown authors.
We welcome authors who are prepared to take risks and rock the boat. No subject is taboo. Philosophy should push you out of your comfort zone.
The books listed here are not for sale. When you pick a title that you like, you will be asked to fill out a request form, giving your details, including any academic qualifications. If your request is approved then you will receive an e-text of the selected book in PDF format. Membership of the ISFP will facilitate your application.
Reasonable requests will not be refused. However, we will take stringent action if any attempt is made to infringe the copyright of authors, including the unauthorised redistribution of works obtained from this site.
We would very much like you to review the book you have chosen. Reviews will be posted on the ISFP Reviewers Forum. The best will be selected for publication in the Philosophy Pathways e-journal. There will also be the opportunity to comment on reviews which have been posted or published.
Enjoy your reading!