Friday, August 15, 2014

The Oswaldo Porchat Essay Competition

A few days ago, I received the following information:

The Journal Sképsis is sponsoring an essay competition for young philosophers on the theme of skepticism. The purpose 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. Update: grad students too may enter the competition.

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(a) must be original and unpublished;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)

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.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Academic Skepticism in Early Modern Philosophy

Springer has just published José Maia Neto's Academic Skepticism in Seventeeth-Century French Philosophy: The Charronian Legacy 1601-1662. Complete information can be found here.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Sextus's Against the Physicists

In case you're interested, my review of Richard Bett's translation of Sextus Empiricus's Against the Physicists (CUP 2012) has just appeared in the British Journal for the History of Philosophy.