Announcement: 2011 Public Philosophy OpEd Contest – APA Committee on Public Philosophy

Posted: 12 de January de 2012 by Fernando Furtado in Call for Papers, Event

2011 Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest


The APA Committee on Public Philosophy is pleased to announce a contest for the best Op-Eds published by philosophers in 2011. The goal is to honor 5 standout pieces that blend successfully philosophical argumentation with an Op-Ed writing style. Winning submissions will call public attention directly or indirectly to the value of philosophical thinking.  The pieces will be judged in terms of their success as examples of public philosophy: being accessible to the general public, concerned with important topics of public concern, and characterized by sound reasoning.  Winning authors will receive a $100 award and will be recognized in a formal announcement from the APA Committee on Public Philosophy in 2012.


Submissions or nominations are due by email or regular mail on April 20th, 2012, and will be evaluated by a set of members of the APA Committee on Public



Submissions must have been published in 2011 in an Op-Ed section of a periodical and be no longer than 1,000 words of total text.  Blog entries are also eligible.  Only one entry per author or nominator is allowed.  A scanned PDF of the printed piece or online version of the periodical or blog should be emailed to Dr. Kyle Powys Whyte at: (preferred)


OR, copies of the printed periodical submission can be mailed to:


Dr. Kyle Powys Whyte, CPP Op-Ed Contest, Department of Philosophy,

Michigan State University, 503 South Kedzie Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824


Submitted pieces will only be considered if they are accompanied by an additional file or sheet listing: 1 – author name (plus name of nominator if different), 2 – email address(es), 3 – article title, 4 – topic, 5 – academic affiliation(s) if applicable, and 6 – a paragraph from the author or nominator about how the piece is a strong example of public philosophy.  These guidelines are available in printable PDF form here:


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