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The Essay Prize

Win £1500: The Philosophical Quarterly invites submissions for its 2016 international prize essay competition, the topic of which is ‘Causation in the special sciences’.

What kind of causal models are most suitable to describe phenomena in the special sciences?

How do the special sciences force us to rethink traditional views on causation?

We welcome submissions of 8,000 words or fewer addressing these questions.

Essays should be typed in double spacing. Electronic submission is preferred and contributions may be sent as email attachments to Most formats are acceptable, but PDF is preferred.

Alternatively, non-electronic submissions may be sent to the address below. Three copies of each essay are required and these will not be returned. All entries will be regarded as submissions for publication in The Philosophical Quarterly, and both winning and non-winning entries judged to be of sufficient quality will be published. The closing date for submissions is 1st November 2016.

All submissions should be headed 'Causation in the special sciences’ Prize Essay Competition (with the author's name and address given in a covering letter, but NOT in the essay itself) and sent to:

The Journal Manager
The Philosophical Quarterly
University of St Andrews
KY16 9AR

The Philosophical Quarterly Essay Prize 2016

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