3QD Philosophy Prize Finalists 2014


PhilFinal2014The editors of 3QD have made their decision. The twenty semifinalists have been winnowed down to six, and three wildcard entries added. Thanks again to all the participants. Details of the prize can be found here.

On the right is a “trophy” logo that our finalists may choose to display on their own blogs.

So, here it is, the final list that I am sending to Huw Price, who will select the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners from these: (in alphabetical order by blog name here)

  1. 3 Quarks Daily: Is applied ethics applicable enough? Acting and hedging under moral uncertainty
  2. A Philosopher's Take: Moral Resposibility and Volunteer Soldiers
  3. Absolute Irony: Nāgārjuna, Nietzsche, and Rorty’s Strange Looping Trick
  4. Flickers of Freedom: The Case for Libertarian Compatibilism
  5. New York Times, Opinionator: The Dangers of Certainty: A Lesson From Auschwitz
  6. Philosopher's Beard: The Case for Ethical Warning Labels on Animal Products
  7. Practical Ethics: Why I Am Not a Utilitarian
  8. Psychiatric Ethics: Anosognosia and Epistemic Innocence
  9. Vihvelin: How Not to Think About Free Will

We'll announce the three winners on December 22, 2014.

Good luck!


P.S. The editors of 3QD will not be making any comments on our deliberations, or the process by which we made our decision, other than to simply say that we picked what we thought were the best six posts out of the semifinalists, and added three others which we also liked.