The Journal of Value Inquiry Prize (formerly the Rockefeller Prize) is awarded for the best unpublished article-length work in philosophy by a non-academically affiliated philosopher. The winner's work may be published in the Journal of Value Inquiry by mutual agreement of the author and the editors of the journal.
Award Amount: $500
Next deadline: February 28, 2017
Co-authors of a winning submission, or authors of winning submissions judged to be equal in merit, will share equally in the prize. The prize will be announced in the Proceedings and Addresses, and it is expected (but not required) that the winning submission will be published in the Journal of Value Inquiry. The award is presented at the annual prize reception at the APA Eastern Division meeting.
Eligibility and Criteria
The APA invites members who have no permanent academic affiliation to participate in this competition for the best unpublished paper-length work in philosophy. To qualify, one may in fact be teaching at a university in a part-time or a full-time temporary position as long as one also meets the following requirements:
- Authors must not hold a full-time position at an institution of higher education that continues beyond the end of the current academic year, nor may they have held such a position within the last three years.
- The author must hold a Ph.D. in philosophy or its equivalent at the time of submission.
- The author must be a current member of the APA.
- Current graduate students and professors emeriti are not eligible. Previous winners of this prize are not eligible.
Submissions must be unpublished at the time of submission,* with all references that would identify the author removed. Submissions must be no more than 40 pages in length (including notes).
*The manuscript may be under review at a journal, or may be sent out for review after submission.
Questions may be directed to [email protected].
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The winning entry is selected by a committee appointed by the APA. Reviewing will be anonymous.
William Lane, "Consciousness and Universal Axiology"
Previous Awardees of the Rockefeller Prize
Greg Damico, "Sameness in Being Is Sameness in Species Or: Was an Aristotelian Philosophy of Identity Ever Credible?"
Vaughn Baltzly, "Four Strikes for Pluralist Liberalism (And Two Cheers for Classical Liberalism)"
David Schwarz, "Using Ordinary Proper Names"
Honorable Mention: H.G. Callaway, "Semantic Contextualism and Scientific Pluralism"
Kristoffer Ahlstrom, "What Descartes Didn't Know"
Glen Hoffmann, "Truth, Superassertability, and Conceivability"
Jessica Wiskus, Depth-Light-Being: Mythical Time and the Musical Idea through Merleau- Ponty
Brian Ribeiro, Skeptical Parasitism and the Continuity Argument
Matthew McCormick, Another Look at Kant's Subjective Deduction
A. Minh Nguyen, Davidson on First-Person Authority
No award given
Roger Wertheimer, Quotational Synonymy
Vernon Sarver Jr., Kant's 'Social Contract' and the Death Penalty
John Pepple, A Lost Fragment of Empedocles
Arnold Chien, The Concept of Speaker's Meaning
Ronald Hoeflin, Theories of Truth: A Comprehensive Synthesis
Richard Brockhaus, Realism and Psychologism in 19th Century Logic
Quentin Smith, Problems with the New Tenseless Theory of Time
Peter M. Brown, Tarski, Truth and Realism
W.J. Talbot, Benefit Spreading Agreements and Justice
Quentin Smith, The Infinite Regress of Temporal Attributions
James McCall, "Kant's Later Physics and Shroedinger's Wave Mechanics: Towards an Ontology of Inorganic Nature"