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WILFRID SELLARS ESSAY PRIZE

  • 15 Jan 2015
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WILFRID SELLARS ESSAY PRIZE

The North American Kant Society is pleased to announce the sixth annual Wilfrid Sellars Essay Prize competition. This prize will be awarded for the best essay on any topic that demonstrates the continued relevance of Kant’s philosophy. Essays must be single-authored, previously unpublished (work under consideration or forthcoming will be considered), and cannot exceed 8,000 words in length (including notes).

The Wilfrid Sellars Essay Prize is the natural continuation of the existing Markus Herz Prize, which is awarded to the best graduate student submission to the NAKS study groups. The intention behind the Wilfrid Sellars Essay Prize is to help promote original Kantian or Kant-inspired philosophical work of scholars in the early stages of their careers. Submissions will be blind-reviewed and judged by members of a review committee drawn from the NAKS Executive and Advisory Boards. The deadline for submitting is January 15, 2015.

Eligibility rules:
• The essay must be written in English, single-authored, and has not been published by January 15, 2014.
• “Junior” is defined here as: “PhD in hand; and 40 or younger (regardless of tenure status), or non-tenured (regardless of age).”
• Authors must be members of NAKS at the time of submission.

Please send entries electronically to: Pablo Muchnik (pablo_muchnik@emerson.edu) and Helga Varden (hvarden@illinois.edu). Entries should be submitted in Word format and state the word count at the end. Submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter containing a three-part declaration stating that: (i) the essay has not been published by January 15, 2014, (ii) the author already has a PhD in hand, and is either 40 years of age or younger (regardless of employment status) or non-tenured (regardless of age), and (iii) the author is a member of NAKS in good standing. The winner will be announced on June 15 and will receive a prize of $500. The Award Committee reserves the right not to award a prize, if in its judgment none is warranted.

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