Brand Blanshard Prize
The Brand Blanshard Prize honors Brand Blanshard, professor of philosophy at Swarthmore from 1925 to 1945, and was established by David H. Scull ’36.
The prize of $150 is awarded annually to the student who, in the judgment of members of the Philosophy Department, submits the best essay on any philosophical topic. All students are eligible to compete.
The deadline for submission of papers is Friday, May 13, 2016. Papers must be typewritten and should not exceed 4,000 words. Revised term papers, senior course study papers and senior honors study papers are acceptable. Students may submit only 1 paper.
The author's name should not appear on the paper; rather, the author should use a pseudonym on the paper. In the envelope containing the paper, the author should enclose a second envelope in which the author reveals his or her identity.
Please submit papers through College Mail addressed to Donna Mucha, Administrative Assistant, Philosophy Department. Questions can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|YEAR||AWARDED TO||PAPER TITLE|
|2015||Gregory Brown '16||An Objection to Parfit's Psychological Criterion|
|2015||John Proios '15||The Philosopher's Choice: The Prudential Goodness of Compulsion in Plato's Republic|
|2014||Joshua Chang '15||The Euthyphro Dilemma and Its Relationship to God|
|2013||Quitterie Gounot '13||Piecing the Self Together: Towards an Agency-Centered Theory of Normative Ethics|
|2013||Mary Wiltshire-Gordon '13||In Defense of Radical Contextualism|
|2012||No prize awarded|
|2011||Carson Monetti '11||The Anxiety of Assertion: On Kripke's Wittgenstein|
|2010||Richard Stillman '11||Qualia and Identity|
|2009||Diego Garcia-Montufar '10||Virtue, Knowledge and Moral Judgement|
|2008||Vivaan Nehru||Ergon and Essence|
|2007||Andrew Sniderman||Multiculturalism as Hydra|
|2006||Luis Dickson '06||The Theory of Freedom as Non-Domination: The Problems of Attribution of Choice and Intentionality|
|2005||Aviva Aron-Dine '05||A Non Rational Choice Theory Conception of Rationality|
|2004||Benjamin Bagley '04||Cartwright, Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Mind|
|2003||Jesse O'Brien||Coresponsibility Classes|
|2001||Benjamin Chan '01||Virtue Epistemology and the Generality Problem|
|2000||Daniel Wood '00||A Proposal for Modesty in Moral Philosophy|