Philosophy 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 2023 Essay Prize.

The joint winners are ‘Scorekeeping in a Therapeutic Language Game’ by Stefan Rinner and ‘The Emptiness of Naturalism’  by Thomas Raleigh.

The runner-up is ‘Less Theory, More Observation’ by Suilin Lavelle.

The topic of the prize was ‘Methodology’ and the prize is £2,500, which the winners will split between them. The three papers will be published in the October 2024  issue of Philosophy. Congratulations to all three authors.

Previous winners include  ‘Fitting Diminishment of Anger: A Permissivist account’ by Renee Rushing and ‘Empathy and Psychopaths’ Inability to Grieve’ by Michael Cholbi (2022 joint prize winners), Jonas Faria Costa’s ‘On Gregariousness’ (2021 prize winner), Lucy McDonald’s ‘Please Like This Paper’ and Nikhil Venkatesh’s ‘Surveillance Capitalism: a Marx-inspired Account’ (2020 prize winners), 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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