New Philosophy of Disability Prize

The Society for Philosophy of Disability has created a new prize, The Anita Silvers Essay Prize, to recognize work in the philosophy of disability.

Anita Silvers

According to the Society, the prize will be awarded to “the best unpublished (or published within the last two years) English-language philosophical essay in the field of philosophy of disability as decided by the current board of the Society for Philosophy and Disability.”

The prize includes $500 (or an equal share of it if there is more than one winner) and, if the winning essay is unpublished, an invitation to publish it in The Journal of Philosophy of Disability.

The prize is named for Anita Silvers (1940-2019) who was a professor who helped establish philosophy of disability as an area of scholarship and an activist who spent her life advocating for disability rights.

Nominations for the prize are currently open. Its inaugural winner will be announced on or before the first of September.

For further details, go to the prize page, here.

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