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February 15, 2021: Wilfrid Sellars Prize

08 Dec 2020 12:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The North American Kant Society is pleased to announce the 11th annual Wilfrid Sellars Essay Prize competition. This prize will be awarded for the best essay on any topic that demonstrates the continuing relevance of Kant’s philosophy. Essays must be single-authored, previously unpublished (work under review or forthcoming will be considered), and cannot exceed 8,000 words in length (including notes and works cited/bibliography). Submissions not within this word limit may not be considered. 

The intention behind the Sellars 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 Board and Board of Trustees. 

Eligibility rules:  

  • The essay must be written in English, single-authored, and not published prior to February 15, 2021.  

  • “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. 

Entries should be submitted in Word format and state the word count at the end. They should be formatted for blind review. Submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter that specifies the author’s name, email contact information, and title of the paper, and includes a three-part declaration stating that: (i) the essay has not been published by February 15, 2021, (ii) the author has a PhD, 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. 

Please send entries electronically to Huaping Lu-Adler at hl530@georgetown.edu

The winner will be announced in the June 2021 newsletter 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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