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does Iris Murdoch's philosophy mean to you?

1. What happens next?

Find out more about the process and the timeline here.

2. What will I be expected to write on a postcard?

We don't know what people will send in. As a philosopher respondent it will be up to you to identify the philosophical issues and questions that the postcard raises and respond to them in your own way. If you're able to channel the spirit of Murdoch we'll be delighted, but your own honest philosophical response is what we're really after.

3. Will my address be shared?

No - only we will know your address. We will forward a postcard from the public to you along with a stamped addressed envelope. When you've written your reply just post it back to us. We will add a stamp and the address of the sender and send it on to them.

4. When will I receive a postcard from the public and how long will I have to answer it?

You will receive the postcard in the post by 15th October 2019, along with a blank postcard on which to write your answer and a stamped addressed envelope in which to return it. Replies must be posted by 1st January 2020.

5. What will happen to my reply?

We will photograph your reply before sending your postcard on to its addressee. After all the original senders have received their reply in the post, we will pair questions with answers on the website and will link your answer to your profile. Later, we may contact you to ask about other uses for your postcard - for example in a publication - but you are welcome to decline.

6. What if my details change?

Use the change of details form here to let us know.

7. What if I can't participate any more?

Please let us know as soon as possible. And if you can find a replacement philosopher postcard writer that would be a great help.

8. What more can I do?

As much or as little as you like! Follow us on twitter @parenthesis_in, share the website, set up your post-card writing workshops locally, do more #philosophybypostcard #slowphilosophy.