Philosophy Opens Essay Contest for Students

Students of all majors are encouraged to compete in an essay contest hosted by the Department of Philosophy and Humanities for the conference “19th-20th Century Austrian Thought: A Chapter in Academic Freedom.” The department will host the event in fall 2012 on campus.

The central theme is the freedom in any of the subjects developed at this time, such as ethics, economics, value, intentionality, art theory, literary theory, phenomenology, and innovative psychological research such as Gestalt theory, psychoanalysis, and Hayek’s theory of mind.

The top essay winners will receive either $200, $100, or $50.

Deadline to register is Friday, March 30, and for submissions is June 18. Registering does not commit students to writing an essay but will provide students with the basic guidance if they decide to submit an essay.

Information on the contest, references, reading and discussion groups, and other assistance are available in the department’s office, Room 305 in Carlisle Hall. For more information, email Gloria Zúñiga y Postigo at

(SOURCE: University Communications)

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