which was established in 1876 and has long served as a prominent venue for analytic philosophy, and which recently broadened its scope to include a greater variety of philosophy, has established a new essay competition.
The journal and its publisher, Oxford University Press (OUP), have announced that the winner will receive a cash prize of £500, £500 worth of OUP books, and publication of his or her essay in Entrants to the Graduate Prize Essay Competition must have completed their doctorate no more than two years before the closing date.
Entries be emailed; printed entries sent by regular mail will not be accepted.
Submission emails must be dated May 24, 2019 or earlier. All submissions must be emailed as attachments with the subject line “Aristotle Contest entry” to: Petra Dreiser, Communications Officer, Department of Philosophy ([email protected]) First place: $500 Second place: $400 Third place: $300 Up to ten submissions will receive an honourable mention. Prizes were awarded to: Any quotations will be considered part of the word count.
But even then, the nature of that connection was disputed, ranging from Aristotle’s view that certain virtues dispose us to feel the right amount of emotion to the stoic views that the emotions (or, more accurately, the passions) are things that we suffer and should try to escape.
As Ronald de Sousa notes, “The complexity of emotions and their role in mental life is reflected in the unsettled place they have held in the history of ethics.” This special issue of seeks to explore this complexity.To be eligible, each submission must be emailed as an attached Word document along with a completed contest form (PDF).You can either fill in the PDF electronically using an online PDF-filling tool like PDFescape (electronic signatures are acceptable), or you can print the form, fill it out on paper, and scan and attach it to your entry.The Cal Poly Philosophy Department runs an annual essay contest.Students interested in submitting an essay seek faculty nominations.Contestants are not required, encouraged, or expected to do any reading or research beyond reading the chosen question.If contestants choose to use ideas from other sources they will not be penalized for doing so, provided the sources are properly identified.Papers on individual emotions and their connection (or lack thereof) to virtue are welcome.For example, are there certain emotions (e.g., shame or disgust) that are never virtuous?You may use as many quotations as you wish, keeping in mind that the more you use, the less space you will have for developing your own thoughts.Quotations must, of course, be properly referenced.