The Spanish Philosophy journal teorema is pleased to announce an essay competition for young scholars. The winner will receive 1500€, and the essay will be published and acknowledged as winner in the journal.
Topic: Perceiving Other Minds
Access to other people’s mental states has frequently been thought to be a matter of inference from behavioural data obtained through observation. But recently, an alternative view, traditionally associated with the phenomenological tradition in philosophy and with Wittgenstein’s work, has spread and gained some currency within analytic philosophy – namely, the view that access to other people’s mental states is a matter of perception alone. How plausible is this perceptual model of our access to other minds? In particular, is it suited to accommodate the whole complexity of the human mind, or only part of it? Furthermore, can it be extended to explain access to non-human minds, and how? Finally, is it compatible with a broadly naturalist approach to mental states and capacities?
Applicants must be under 35 on the closing date of the competition.
Entries must be in English or Spanish, and not exceed 8000 words in length, notes and references included.
All entries will be deemed submissions to teorema, and all quality submissions will be considered for publication. Entries must not have been published before, or be under consideration by other journals.
All entries, prepared for blind review, will be submitted electronically both in .doc and pdf format, and addressed to the Editor, indicating “teorema Essay Prize” in the subject heading.
Entries will be judged by a panel of reputed scholars appointed by teorema. Their decision will be final.
Address for submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 1st November, 2016