Philosophical Op-Ed Contest

The American Philosophical Association’s Committee on Public Philosophy is seeking nominations for the best opinion pieces or editorials published by philosophers in 2013.

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 2013 in an op-ed section of a periodical and should be no more than 2,000 words. Blog entries are also eligible. 

The deadline for nominations is November 15, 2014. See the APA’s page on the contest for more details.

It would be great to have links to such pieces listed together in a publicly accessible place, so in addition to sending your nominations to the APA, feel free to post links to possible contenders in the comments here.

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