The academic philosophy journal Mind and Oxford University Press have announced that the winning essay in the Mind graduate essay contest is “Illocutionary Frustration” by Samia Hesni, a graduate student at MIT.
The prize includes publication of the essay in Mind, £500 (approximately $674), and £500 worth of OUP books.
The contest judges decided that two other entries were worthy of publication and will appear alongside the winning essay. They are “Disabilities Are Legitimately Medically Interesting Constraints on Legitimate Interests,” by Chong-Ming Lim, (Oxford) and “Adaptive Preferences, Adapted Preferences” by Polly Mitchell (UCL).
The subject area for the contest changes annually. The subject for 2017 was social and political philosophy. According to Mind, “Entries were assessed with regard to excellence, originality and interest. No topic, school, or style of philosophy was excluded.”