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Res Philosophica has been sponsoring an Annual Essay Prize since 2013. Submissions are triple anonymous reviewed, and winners are selected by a panel of experts chosen by the Editor, in consultation with the Guest Editor where appropriate. The prize currently earns the winning author $3,000 and publication in the journal.

2019 Essay Prize Winner

Jessica Flanigan and Christopher Freiman
"Drug War Reparations"
Volume 97, Issue 2, April 2020, pp. 113-139

Jessica Flanigan is the Richard L. Morrill Chair in Ethics and Democratic Values at the University of Richmond. Christopher Freiman is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the College of William & Mary.

2018 Essay Prize Winner

Jack Woods
"The Self-Effacement Gambit"
Volume 96, Issue 2, April 2019, pp. 113-139

Jack Woods is University Academic Fellow in Mathematical Philosophy at the University of Leeds.

2017 Essay Prize Winner

Lorraine Juliano Keller
"Divine Ineffability and Franciscan Knowledge"
Volume 95, Issue 3, July 2018, pp. 347-370

Lorraine Juliano Keller is an assistant professor at Saint Joseph's University of Pennsylvania.

2016 Essay Prize Winner

Josh Dohmen
"'A Little of Her Language': Epistemic Injustice and Mental Disability"
Volume 93, Issue 4, October 2016, pp. 669-691

Josh Dohmen is a Lecturer in the Department of English and Philosophy at the University of West Georgia.

2015 Essay Prize Winner

Adam C. Pelser
"Respect for Human Dignity as an Emotion and Virtue"
Volume 92, Issue 4, October 2015, pp. 743-763

Adam C. Pelser is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.

2014 Essay Prize Winner

William J. FitzPatrick
"Skepticism about Naturalizing Normativity: In Defense of Ethical Nonnaturalism"
Volume 91, Issue 4, October 2014, pp. 559-588

William J. FitzPatrick is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Rochester.

2013 Essay Prize Winner

Eleanor Helms
"The Objectivity of Faith: Kierkegaard's Critique of Fideism"
Volume 90, Issue 4, October 2014, pp. 439-460

Eleanor Helms is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.