By Samuel Dodson and Rosie Benson
All philosophers stole their ideas from their dogs.
Wednesday, 29 July 2020
We did it! (AKA a round of ap-paws to our su-paw-tors!)
It’s official: ‘Philosophers’ Dogs’ is going to be a *THING*.
As many of you may have seen already, we reached our crowdfunding target earlier in the summer (at the height of lockdown, would you believe), and we now stand at 102%! This means that our book will be published by our fantastic publishers, Unbound, and we will finally be able to spread the gospel truth about the philosophers’ dogs we owe so much to.
At last, we’ll finally start to answer important questions, like, ‘what does it mean to be a “good” dog?’, and ‘are tennis balls always real?’. What’s more, the philosophical trials and tail-wagging of canine minds like Immanu-howl Kant and Mary Woof-stonecraft will now get the credit they so deserve.
This is all thanks to YOU, our lovely, fantastic, totally pawesome supporters. You’ve been there for the good times; and you’ve been there when times got a bit RUFF. Plus, you seem to like dog puns almost as much as us, and, quite honestly, words don’t really do justice to how grateful we are to each and every one of you. But still, it’s worth repeating: thank you all, for being the absolute best. In the words of our canine academic research companion, Professor Friend, you are all very very good; oh yes you are, oh yes you are.
So, what happens now?
First things first, Rosie and Sam will now be adding the finishing touches to the book’s illustrations and core manuscript, before submitting to Unbound’s award-winning editors and design team. Once it’s with Unbound, there are several further steps in the process; but we’ll of course be keeping you in the loop throughout it all – so do look out for our regular pupdates!
People can still pledge even though the book is fully funded. This means that we can make the book even better. So, please do keep spreading the word if you know of other people that might like to support our book; we’d love to see the names of as many people (and their dogs) as possible in the back of the book once it’s printed.
We’ll have some more announcements coming very soon. Until then, thanks so much once again for helping to make Philosophers’ Dogs a reality.