Essay Prize

The new editors of Philosophy have extended the deadline for this year's essay prize to 1 November.  Full details here. 


2019 Topic: The Significance of Paradoxes

Philosophers of logic and language and metaphysicians of substance, space and time have long been interested in paradoxes but so to a lesser degree have philosophers of mind and moral philosophers, eg in relation to self-deception, weakness of will and moral dilemmas. Essays are invited on the philosophical use of paradox. Authors may consider the implications of seeming or real paradoxes in specific areas of philosophy, where the paradoxes in question may be strictly logical or more informal, or they may examine the general significance of paradox for accounts of thought and of reality.


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. They should be submitted electronically in Word, with PRIZE ESSAY in the subject heading, to assistant [at] royalinstitutephilosophy [dot] org.


Instructions for contributors can be found here. (Please note Prize Essay submissions should be sent to the email address above and not through the ScholarOne system).