The Philosophical Quarterly

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Edited By: Tim Mulgan (Editorial Chair)

Online ISSN: 1467-9213

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The PQ Prize Essay Competition 2013 - Philosophy and natural language

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The winner of the 2012 prize essay competition is: Prof. Tzachi Zamir, 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.

Why not enter for the 2013 prize essay competition?

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?

The Philosophical Quarterly welcomes essays of 8,000 words or fewer addressing these questions.'

For submission guidelines and entry details, please see the 'Prize Essay Competition' tab on the menu.

The author of the winning entry will receive £1500.The closing date for submissions is 1st November 2013.


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