The North American
Kant Society is pleased to announce the seventh
annual Wilfrid Sellars Essay Prize
competition. This prize will be awarded for the best essay on any topic
that demonstrates the continued relevance of Kant’s philosophy. Essays must be
single-authored, previously unpublished (work under consideration or
forthcoming will be considered), and cannot exceed 8,000 words in length (including notes).
The Wilfrid Sellars Essay Prize is the
natural continuation of the existing Markus
Herz Prize, which is awarded to the best graduate student submission to the
NAKS study groups. The intention behind the Wilfrid
Sellars Essay Prize is to help promote original Kantian or Kant-inspired
philosophical work of scholars in the early stages of their careers.
Submissions will be blind-reviewed and judged by members of a review committee
drawn from the NAKS Executive and Advisory Boards.
Deadline of submission: January 15, 2016.Wil
must be written in English, single-authored, and has not been published by
January 15, 2016.
defined here as: “PhD in hand; and 40 or younger (regardless of tenure
status), or non-tenured (regardless of age).”
be members of NAKS at the time of submission.
Please send entries
Entries should be submitted in Wordformat and
state the word count at the end. Submissions must be accompanied by a cover
letter containing a three-part declaration stating that: (i) the essay has not
been published by January 15, 2016, (ii) the author already has a PhD in hand, and
is either 40 years of age or younger (regardless of employment status) or
non-tenured (regardless of age), and
(iii) the author is a member of NAKS in good standing.
The winner will be announced on June 15 and will
receive a prize of $500. The Award
Committee reserves the right not to award a prize, if in its judgment none is