APA Calls for Nominations for Best Op-Eds by Philosophers


Did you read a particularly good op-ed in 2014 that was written by a philosopher? Are you a philosopher who wrote a particularly good op-ed that was published in 2014? Well, in that case, you should send that piece over to the American Philosophical Association (APA) for consideration for the Committee on Public Philosophy’s 2014 Op-Ed Contest. The Committee says:

We will honor up to five standout pieces that successfully blend philosophical argumentation with an op-ed writing style. Winning submissions will call public attention, either directly or indirectly, to the value of philosophical thinking. The pieces will be judged in terms of their success as examples of public philosophy, and should be accessible to the general public, focused on important topics of public concern, and characterized by sound reasoning. Submissions must have been published in 2014 in an op-ed section of a periodical and should be no more than 2,000 words. Blog entries are also eligible. Only one entry per author or nominator is permitted. Self-nominations are welcome.

While you’re at it, feel free to share links to pieces you liked here in the comments.

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