This is a list of potential future books for the collection. Some of them I’m actually working on, others are merely under consideration.
Please don’t take this list as anything more than a vague glimpse at potential future book projects. Merely being on this list is no guarantee that it will ever actually get done (or, if it does, when).
Potential future books
These are potential books that I’m either working on now, or considering for the future:
- Flatland, by .
- The Heads of Cerberus, by .
- “On Sense and Reference”, by .
- “Sultana’s Dream”, by .
- Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals, by .
- Notes on Sketch of the Analytical Engine invented by Charles Babbage, by .
- Last and First Men, by .
- Star Maker, by .
- Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, by .
- A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, by .
If you would like to encourage me to prioritize any of the books on this list, feel free to contact me and let me know.
Suggestions and requests
If you have a suggestion for a book, paper, or essay that isn’t in this list, feel free to contact me and tell me about it.
To be up for consideration, I need the following things to be true:
The text should be relevant to philosophy (and I mean real, academic philosophy, not pop “philosophy” or other forms of pseudophilosophy), science, or mathematics. That is not limited merely to academic texts, essays, and papers, though. I would also be interested in works of fiction or even poetry that has some relevance to these topics (or, at the very least, is just interesting in and of itself). I would even consider science fiction and detective/mystery fiction.
The text has to be have some kind of historical significance, or otherwise be of broad interest (it’s not worth my time to make books for things of only limited interest or popularity).
It can’t be too long, or have too many images, equations, or other such things that would require too much work. I admit that’s a rather subjective standard, so if there’s a text you’d really like to see done, go ahead and suggest it and I’ll let you know if it’s doable. Generally, though, anything that requires actual pictures, like illustrations or artwork – as opposed to merely diagrams or charts – is out of the question.
The original text has to be in the public domain. The easiest way to be sure of this in Canada is to verify that the author died at least 50 years ago. That means anything by any author who died on or before is okay. Anything by an author who is alive or who died on or after requires additional confirmation, and probably permission. (Note that once I make the book I release it – and all of its contents, including the stuff I’ve added, like cover images – back into the public domain.)
I have to be able to get a hold of a physical copy of the original text – or at least a decent facsimile (which includes good-quality scans). In a pinch, if I can’t get hold of a version of the original text, I’d be okay with some version of it that was published during – or as close to as possible – the author’s life, preferably one done with the author’s oversight (or at least their blessing).
And, of course – thought it almost goes without saying – I have to want to do the project. This is a hobby, after all.
If you want to make a suggestion, check the list of rejected books below first, to make sure what you’re suggesting hasn’t already been vetoed.
Finally, if there’s something in the list of planned books that you’re really excited about, you can contact me to encourage me to move it up the priority list.
These are potential books that I’ve considered and rejected, along with the reason why they were rejected:
No rejected books, currently.
Note that being rejected is not absolute and final. If there’s something in this list that youre really passionate about, and you can make a plausible case for why the reason I’ve given for rejecting it isn’t good enough, go ahead and contact me to make your case.