Oswaldo Porchat Award

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The Journal Sképsis is sponsoring an essay competition for young philosophers on the theme of skepticism. The purpose of the award is to stimulate new studies on skepticism and to offer young scholars the opportunity to publish the results of their research. Winners will be announced and their essays published in the journal.

The rules of the competition are as follows:

1) Entrants: the author should not be a PhD for over 5 years at the time of the submission deadline. Submissions must include a copy of an official document verifying that the entrant’s is not a PhD for more than 5 years.

2) Essay:

a) must be original and unpublished;

b) must have only one author;

c) must not exceed 10,000 words, including notes and bibliography;

d) must be written in one of the following languages: Portuguese, Spanish, French or English.

3. Theme: the paper must deal with skepticism, either contemporary skepticism or its history.

4. Submissions

a) Deadline: February 28, 2015;

b) Entrants must submit two electronic files: first, the essay submission with no name; second, a file containing the author’s personal information (name, title of paper, affiliation, documentation with his last title, email, address, and telephone).

c) Files must be sent to: plinio.smith@gmail.com

5. Decision:

a) Submissions shall be judged by a prize committee of at least 4 members;

b) The prize committee is composed by Diego Machuca, Plínio Junqueira Smith, Sébastien Charles, and Todd Ryan. If necessary, more scholars may help the committee.

c) Winners will be announced no later than July 31, 2015.


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