The Second Marc Sanders Award for Public Philosophy
We are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the Second Marc Sanders Award for Public Philosophy.
Deadline: Friday 15 September 2017
We invite submissions of unpublished essays (minimum 3,000 words, maximum 8,000) with significant philosophical content or method by authors with significant philosophical training.
There is no restriction to any area of philosophy. Unlike other Marc Sanders Prizes there is no restriction to junior candidates. Philosophers at any career stage are encouraged to submit. No more than one submission per person. Previously published essays will not be considered.
The most important condition is that essays should be written to engage the general reader.
The winner of the Marc Sanders Award for Public Philosophy will receive $4,500. The winning essay will be published in Philosophers’ Imprint. Philosophers’ Imprint is a free online journal specializing in major original contributions to philosophy. The runner up (and perhaps even two runners up) will be published in Aeon (subject to their editorial conditions).
The Award Committee is Chaired by Susan Wolf (UNC Chapel Hill). The committee will also include Ken Taylor (Stanford University and Philosophy Talk), Barry Maguire (Stanford University), David Velleman (NYU and Editor of Philosophers’ Imprint), and Brigid Hains (Editorial Director, Aeon Magazine).
Please submit your blinded entry to firstname.lastname@example.org
by 15 September 2017. Please include the essay title in the subject line. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged by email. Refereeing will be blind; authors should omit all remarks and references that might disclose their identities.
Any inquiries should be sent to Barry Maguire at email@example.com
Public Philosophy Workshop
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018
Call for Papers to Follow
Philosophy Café at Mystery Brewing Company
Hillsborough, North Carolina
starting 25 October
with Professor Marc Lange discussing
the paradox of the ravens
continuing on 24 January
with Professor Mariska Leunissen discussing
an ancient paradox or two
and then on 25 April
Professor L.A. Paul and Chris Blake-Turner will discuss
Some favourite examples of long form public philosophy:
Amia Srinivasan, Would Politics Be Better Without Anger?
An 18th Century philosopher cured Alison Gopnik’s mid-life crisis
Jerry Fodor on Analytic Philosophy
Galen Strawson on whether life is a narrative
Amia Srinivasan on 'Effective Altruism'
Tim Maudlin on Astronomy and Fine-Tuning
Mark Johnston on whether life is a Ponzi scheme
Ta-Nehisi Coates making ‘The Case for Reparations’