3QD Philosophy Prize Semifinalists 2012


The voting round of our philosophy prize (details here) is over. A total of 515 votes were cast for the 40 nominees (click here for full list of nominees). Thanks to the nominators and the voters for participating.

So here they are, the top 20, in descending order from the most voted-for:

  1. SemiPhil2012FauxPhilNews: Kripke resigns as report alleges that he faked results of thought experiments
  2. Tang Dynasty Times: Ai Weiwei and “Das Ding”
  3. The Immanent Frame: Love's Ladder's God
  4. Big Think: The Moral Significance of Sex Workers and People With Disabilities
  5. The Philosopher's Beard: Democracy is not a truth machine
  6. 3 AM Magazine: Imagining god creating poppies
  7. Meditations Hegeliènnes: Kritik des unreinen Gedankes
  8. Michael D. Stark: Faith and Uncertainty
  9. Orienteringsforsok: Meaning and Mortality
  10. 3 Quarks Daily: The Bhagavad Gita Revisited
  11. 3 Quarks Daily: On Eating Animals
  12. Ratio Juris: Toward a Philosophically Sound & Bioethically Sensitive Definition of Public Health Law
  13. Experimental Philosophy: Factive Verbs and Protagonist Projection
  14. TTahko: The Philosophical Significance of the Higgs “Discovery”
  15. Tom Paine's Ghost: Atheist Morality: Ratcheting Forward
  16. Flickers of Freedom: Freaks and Geeks and Ordinal Proportionality
  17. Tomkow: A Few Short Steps to the Gallows
  18. The Philosophy of Poetry: Prophecy and Abstraction in a Passionless Age
  19. Bleeding Heart Libertarians: Recharting the Map of Social and Political Theory: Where is Government? Where is Conservatism?
  20. Philosophy, etc.: Singer's Pond and Quality of Will

The editors of 3 Quarks Daily will now pick the top six entries from these, and after possibly adding up to three “wildcard” entries, will send that list of finalists to Justin E. H. Smith for final judging. We will post the shortlist of finalists here in the next day or two.

Good luck!