Chappell defined the scope of this book in that she was the initiator and primary organiser of a conference in the Philosophy Faculty in Oxford in July 2015 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the publication of Bernard Williams’s Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy (Chappell is an authority on Williams – author of the Stanford Encyclopaedia article). Papers for the conference were either invited (by Chappell) or selected from a competitive call for papers (again, by Chappell). She also, of course, contributed a paper herself (25 pages).
It was Chappell’s decision to publish a collection arising from the conference; she also secured a contract for the collection from Routledge. Chappell was initially the sole editor of the collection but invited Marcel van Ackeren (a postdoctoral student in Oxford) to help with the editorial work. The papers for the edited collection were selected and commissioned by Chappell, with some advice from van Ackeren. Each of the papers was read, commented on, edited, and proof-read by Chappell; some of the papers were also read and commented on by van Ackeren. The Introduction was co-authored by the editors.