I want to start a press which publishes individual short philosophical and theological essays written in the magisterial mode. The purpose is to give thinkers permission to make straightforward, beautiful presentations of their own ideas unencumbered by concerns unrelated to communication of ideas.
The typesetting, printing and binding of these essays will be the highest quality. Authors should fear being upstaged by the design.
Guidelines for publication:
- Material connects with experiences outside the confines of academic life.
- Technical terms are used as sparingly as possible and defined within the essay.
- No footnotes, endnotes, citations, or any kind of direct references to other works in the body of the text are permitted (though unobtrusive allusions that subtly nod to sources without depending on them to carry the meaning of the thought are allowed, or at least will not be aggressively excluded).
- Language is optimized for elegance at the expense of thoroughness, defensibility and etiquette.
I need a name for this press.