New Deadline for the 2022 Robert Papazian and PERITIA Essay Prizes

The International Journal of Philosophical Studies (IJPS) has extended the deadline for the 2022 call for the Robert Papazian and PERITIA Essay Prizes to 6 March 2023. The topic for the 2022 competition is “The Ethics and Politics of Disagreement. The call is open to researchers from all philosophical approaches and will consist of two main prize categories, the annual Robert Papazian Prize Essays in Ethics and Political Philosophy and the PERITIA Prize.

About the Prizes

(1)  Annual Robert Papazian Prize for Essays in Ethics and Political Philosophy. A monetary prize of  €3000 sponsored by the Papazian family and publication as the lead article of a an IJPS issue in 2023.

(2)  PERITIA Prize. A prize of €2000, sponsored by UCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life, on a theme relevant to PERITIA (see below).

At the discretion of the referees, runner up and early career prizes may also be awarded.  

The Ethics and Politics of Disagreement

Disagreement is a pervasive, at times intractable, feature of ethics and politics. Understanding and addressing means to overcome or accommodate such disagreements remain major philosophical and practical tasks. Essays are invited to address philosophical questions arising from disagreement in ethics and politics from all relevant areas of philosophy, including metaethics, moral epistemology, political philosophy and political epistemology, value theory, social epistemology as well as normative and applied ethics. Papers discussing the increasingly toxic features of political disagreement and how to overcome them are also welcome. Topics may include but are not limited to the following: 

  • What are the best ways to understand and deal with peer disagreement among experts? 
  • How should we choose between  advice and opinion given by dissenting peer experts? 
  • What is the impact  of disagreement among scientific experts on trust  in their advice?   
  • What is  impact of expert disagreement on policy decisions? 
  • The sources of peer expert disagreement. 
  • Resolution of peer expert disagreement. 
  • Intractability of peer expert disagreement.  


Read more about the background and the terms and conditions of the competition here.


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