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APA committee on public philosophy: Op-ed contest

Friday, October 17, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
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The APA committee on public philosophy seeks nominations for the best op-eds published by philosophers in 2013.

We will honor up to five standout pieces that successfully blend philosophical argumentation with an op-ed writing style. Winning submissions will call public attention, either directly or indirectly, to the value of philosophical thinking. The pieces will be judged in terms of their success as examples of public philosophy, and should be accessible to the general public, focused on important topics of public concern, and characterized by sound reasoning.

Submissions must have been published in 2013 in an op-ed section of a periodical and should be no more than 2,000 words. Blog entries are also eligible. Only one entry per author or nominator is permitted. Self-nominations are welcome. Please send a scanned PDF of the printed piece or a link to the periodical or blog online to Lynne Tirrell ( no later than November 15, 2014.

Submitted pieces must be accompanied by an additional document containing the following information:

  1. Author's name (and name of nominator, if different)
  2. Email address of author (and nominator)
  3. Mailing address of author
  4. Article title and topic
  5. Academic affiliation(s) if applicable
  6. A paragraph from the author or nominator explaining why the piece is a strong example of public philosophy

A subset of the committee on public philosophy will evaluate the submissions. Winning authors will receive a $100 award and will be formally recognized at the APA Eastern Division meeting in December 2014.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

All the best,

Lynne Tirrell
Chair, APA Committee on Public Philosophy

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