sexta-feira, 20 de julho de 2012

2012 Philosophy Essay Prize: The Value of Truth‏

The Royal Institute of Philosophy and Cambridge University Press are pleased to announce the inauguration of an annual Philosophy Essay Prize. Winners of the prize will receive £2,500 with their essay being published in Philosophy and identified as the essay prize winner.  The topic for the inaugural essay competition is 'The Value of Truth'. Entries may address the topic in a variety of ways, for example, by consideration of historical figures and ideas, by direct analysis and argument, in relation to different kinds of value and different areas in which truth maybe found: logic, metaphysics, aesthetics, ethics, etc. In assessing entries priority will be given to originality, clarity of expression, breadth of interest, and potential for advancing discussion. All entries will be deemed to be submissions to Philosophy, and more than one may be published. In exceptional circumstances the prize may be awarded jointly in which case the financial component will be divided, but the aim is to select a single prize-winner.

Entries should be prepared in line with standard Philosophy guidelines for submission (see The closing date for receipt of entries is October the 1st 2012. Entries will be considered by a committee of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, and the winner announced by the end 2012. The winning entry will be published in Philosophy in April 2013.

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