The Philosophical Quarterly

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Edited By: Tim Mulgan (Editorial Chair)

Online ISSN: 1467-9213

Prize Essay Competition

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2012 prize essay competition is: Prof. Tzachi Zamir from the University of Jerusalem, Israel.

The theme for the 2012 prize essay was 'Philosophy and the expressive arts'. The winning paper is titled 'Unethical Acts' and is due to be published in 2013.

The 2013 Essay Prize

The Philosophical Quarterly invites submissions for its 2013 international prize essay competition, the topic of which is ‘Philosophy and natural language’.

How far can investigation of natural language guide inquiries in metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, or other areas outside philosophy of language? What is implied about the nature of language or its relation to its subject matter?

We welcome submissions of 8,000 words or fewer addressing these or other questions about philosophy and the expressive arts.

Electronic submission is preferred and contributions may be sent as email attachments to

Essays should be typed in double spacing. Most formats are acceptable, but PDF is preferred. Alternatively, non-electronic submissions may be sent to the address below.

Three copies of each essay are required and these will not be returned. All entries will be regarded as submissions for publication in The Philosophical Quarterly, and both winning and non-winning entries judged to be of sufficient quality will be published.

The closing date for submissions is 1st November 2013.

All submissions should be headed 'Philosophy and natural language’ Prize Essay Competition (with the author's name and address given in a covering letter, but NOT in the essay itself) and sent to:

The Journal Manager
The Philosophical Quarterly
University of St Andrews
KY16 9AR

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