CFP: The Marc Sanders Prize in Metaphysics
January 23, 2017 — 8:16

Author: Kenny Pearce  Category: News  Tags: , , ,   Comments: 0

In keeping with its mission of encouraging and recognizing excellence in philosophy, The Marc Sanders Foundation seeks to highlight the importance of support for the work of younger scholars. As part of this commitment, the Foundation has dedicated resources to an ongoing essay competition, designed to promote excellent research and writing in metaphysics on the part of younger scholars.

Sponsored by The Marc Sanders Foundation and administered by the editorial board of Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, this essay competition is open to scholars who are within fifteen (15) years of receiving a Ph.D. and to students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program. Independent scholars may also be eligible, and should contact Dean Zimmerman at The annual prize amount is $10,000. Winning essays will appear in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics.

Competition Details

Submitted essays must present original research in Metaphysics. Essays should be between 7,500 and 15,000 words. Since winning essays will appear in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, submissions must not be under review elsewhere. To be eligible for this year’s prize, submissions must be received, electronically, by January 31st 2017. Refereeing will be blind; authors should omit remarks and references that might disclose their identities. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail. The winner will be determined by a committee of members of the Editorial Board of Oxford Studies in Metaphysics and will be announced by late-March.

Inquiries and submissions should be directed to Dean Zimmerman, co-editor (with Karen Bennett) of Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, at

Full details here.

2015 St. Thomas Summer Seminar in Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology
September 24, 2014 — 13:59

Author: Alexander Pruss  Category: News  Tags: , , , ,   Comments: 0

[Mike Rota asked me to post this.]

Recent PhDs and current graduate students in philosophy, theology, or religious studies are invited to apply to the 2015 St. Thomas Summer Seminar in Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology. The seminar will be held at the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Minnesota, from June 16th to July 1st, 2015. Participants will receive a stipend of $2000, as well as room and board.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, see:

Thomas Flint and Dean Zimmerman on providence
Eleonore Stump and Linda Radzik on the Atonement
Jeff Brower and Trenton Merricks on divine simplicity
Jeff Brower and Brian Leftow on the Trinity
Luke Barnes, William Lane Craig, Neil Manson, and David Manley on the fine-tuning argument.

The deadline for receipt of applications is December 1, 2014.