Essay Prize Winners Announced

We are delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Philosophy Essay Prize.

The editors of Philosophy, the flagship journal of The Royal Institute of Philosophy, are delighted to announce the winners of the 2022 Essay Prize.

The joint winners are ‘Fitting Diminishment of Anger: A Permissivist account’ by Renee Rushing and ‘Empathy and Psychopaths’ Inability to Grieve’ by Michael Cholbi.

The runner-up is ‘Political Rage and the Value of Valuing’ by Mica Rapstine.

The topic of the prize was ‘Emotions’ and the prize is £2,500, which the winners will split between them. The three papers will be published in the October 2023 issue of Philosophy. Congratulations to all three authors.

Previous winners of the prize include Jonas Faria Costa’s ‘On Gregariousness’ (winner of the 2021 prize), Lucy McDonald’s ‘Please Like This Paper’ and Nikhil Venkatesh’s ‘Surveillance Capitalism: a Marx-inspired Account’ (winners of the 2020 prize), Georgi Gardiner’s ‘Profiling and Proof: Are Statistics Safe?’ (2019 prize winner) and Rebecca Buxton’s ‘Reparative Justice for Climate Refugees’ (2018 prize winner).

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