Res Publica postgraduate essay prize

Postgraduate Essay Prize, 2011Res Publica: A Journal of Moral, Legal and Social Philosophy

For the seventh year running, Res Publica will be awarding a prize for the best paper submitted by a current postgraduate student in 2011.  This may be in any area of moral, legal, social or political philosophy. Entries should conform to the normal requirements for submissions – please see the website address below for details. 

All entries must be received by 15 October 2011, with the winner to be announced early in 2012  The winner will receive £100 and a year’s subscription to the journal.  The winning essay will be published in Volume 18 (2012).

Previous winners:
Alexandra Couto, ‘Privacy and Justification’ 12.3 (2006)
Alasdair Cochrane, ‘Animal Rights and Animal Experiments: An Interest-Based Approach’ 13.3 (2007)
Göran Duus-Otterström, ‘Betting Against Hard Determinism’ (14.3, 2008)
Seth Lazar, ‘The Nature and Disvalue of Injury’ (15.3, 2009)
Guy Sela, ‘Moral Luck and Liability Lotteries’ (16.3, 2010)
Christopher Nathan, ‘Need there be a Defence of Equality’ (forthcoming: 17.3, 2011)
The prize will be judged by a panel of referees, along with the journal editors.

Entries should be submitted via the journal’s submission website – – and labelled PG Essay Prize.

There is more information on Res Publica on the Springer website at:

Or contact, the co-editors:
Sune Laegaard
Jonathan Seglow

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