The American Philosophical Association (APA) has announced the winners of its 2016 Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest, sponsored by its Committee on Public Philosophy. The goal of the contest is “to honor five standout pieces that successfully blend philosophical argumentation with an op-ed writing style.” The winners are:
- Anat Biletzki (Quinnipiac University) for “Making It Explicit in Israel,” The New York Times’ “The Stone”
- Ruth Chang (Rutgers University) for “Resolving to Create a New You,” The New York Times
- Carrie Jenkins (University of British Columbia) for “What’s Love Got To Do With Sex Ed? Maybe Everything,” The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
- Bryan Van Norden (Vassar College) for “Confucius on Gay Marriage,” The Diplomat
- George Yancy (Emory University) for “Dear White America,” The New York Times’ “The Stone”
Each of the winners will receive $100.
More information about the prize and the winners can be found here.
(via Erin Shepherd)