North American Kant Society is pleased to announce the ninth annual Wilfrid Sellars Essay Prize competition. This prize will be awarded
for the best essay on any topic that demonstrates the continuing relevance of
Kant’s philosophy. Essays must be single-authored, previously unpublished (work
under review or forthcoming will be considered), and cannot exceed 8,000 words in length (including notes
and works cited/bibliography).
intention behind the Sellars 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. The deadline for submitting is January 15, 2019.
essay must be written in English, single-authored, and not published prior to
January 15, 2019.
is defined here as: “PhD in hand; and 40 or younger (regardless of tenure status), or non-tenured
(regardless of age).”
must be members of NAKS at the time of submission.
Please send entries electronically to Oliver
Sensen at email@example.com. Entries should be submitted in Word format and
state the word count at the end. They should be formatted for blind review. Submissions
must be accompanied by a cover letter providing the author’s name, email
contact information, and title of the paper, and including a three-part declaration
stating that: (i) the essay has not been published by January 15, 2019, (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.
winner will be announced on June 15, 2019 and will receive a prize of $500. The
Award Committee reserves the right not to award a prize, if in its judgment
none is warranted.