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William James Philosophical Essay Contest


All majors and minors in Philosophy at UNLV are eligible to apply for our annual essay contest.  The contest is named for the pragmatist William James, who is known for his eloquent and elegant philosophical essays.  Submissions may be on any philosophical topic and from any philosophical approach.  Submissions may be a term paper or a revised term paper no longer than 30 pages (preferably shorter).  We are particular interested in essays that contain a single sustained philosophical argument.

The winner will receive a certificate and a check for $250 and have his/her name inscribed on a plaque in the philosophy department.

Each student may submit one essay per year, and former recipients are not eligible.  Please include a current mailing and email address with your submission.  Essays should be submitted in person at CDC #4 to "Student Awards Committee / Essay Contest."

Submissions for the 2015 award are due by 2pm on Monday, March 2, 2015.


Past Recipients of the William James Essay Contest
(formerly the Award for Excellence in Philosophy)

2014
Henry Nikogosyan

2012
Steven Berghel and Kristen Hurd

2011
Brian Metzger

2009
Joseph Bray

2007
Jesse Fitts

2005
Donovan Wishon

2004
Niki Vrsnick