The University of St. Thomas Philosophy Department is pleased to announce its sixth annual student essay contest.
The authors of the three best submissions will receive the Thomas D. Sullivan Medal in Philosophy and a “Tom and Ginny Sullivan Scholarship” -- $1,000, $500, or $100 applied to Spring 2014 UST tuition bills.
Winners will also have the opportunity to present their winning papers publicly at the last philosophy department colloquium of the year.
Student Eligibility & Restrictions:
Paper Requirements & Submission Procedures:
As you review your essay prior to submission, you should ask yourself the following questions:
Papers should state and defend a philosophical thesis. Sorts of theses that may be defended include (but are not limited to) claims about solutions to philosophical problems, about analysis of philosophical concepts, and about interpretation of philosophical texts. Papers should be clear and well-written. Papers should exhibit skill in philosophical argumentation, evidence of high-quality philosophical research (where appropriate), and independent thought.
Direct all questions about the contest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to see the 2013-2014 Philosophy Essay Contest poster.