quarta-feira, 23 de novembro de 2011

Competition: “Crucial Consideration for the Future of Humanity”

Please find attached details a competition for philosophy students hosted by the Oxford Martin Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford. The competition involves providing a two-page abstract and outline plan for a potential phD proposal regarding a “Crucial Consideration for the Future of Humanity”.

£2,000 prize
Length: Two pages
Deadline: 10th of December

Details below and at http://www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/prize

Can philosophical research contribute to securing a long and prosperous future for humanity and its descendants? What would you think about if you really wanted to make a difference? Crucial considerations are questions or ideas that could decisively change your entire approach to an issue. What are the crucial considerations for humanity’s future? These   could range from deep questions about population ethics to world government, the creation of greater than human intelligence, or the risks of human extinction. The Oxford Martin Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University wants to get young philosophers thinking about these big questions.  We know that choosing a PhD thesis topic is one of the big choices  affecting the direction of your career, and so deserves  a  great  deal of thought. To encourage this, we are running a slightly unusual prize competition. The format is a two page ‘thesis proposal’ consisting of a 300 word abstract and an outline plan of a thesis regarding a crucial consideration for humanity’s future. We will publish the best abstracts on our website and give a prize of £2,000 to the author of the proposal we deem the most promising or original."

Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh
Academic Project Manager, Oxford Martin Programme on the Impacts of Future
Oxford Martin School & Faculty of Philosophy
Suite 8, Littlegate House
St Ebbe’s Street
Oxford OX1 1PT

Website: http://www.futuretech.ox.ac.uk
Email: sean.oheigeartaigh@philosophy.ox.ac.uk
Telephone: 01865 286269 / 07712638318

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