Winners of the APA’s 2021 Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest


The American Philosophical Association (APA) has announced the winners of its 2021 Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest.

According to the APA, the aim of the Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest is to “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.”

The 2021 winners, recognized for op-eds published in 2020, are:

Winning authors receive a $100 award and will be formally recognized at the annual prize reception at an APA divisional meeting. You can learn more about the prize, and see a list of previous winners, here.

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