First prize: $250
Second prize: $150
Third prize: $100
First Prize: Daniel Wethli, “A Defense of Gigerenzer’s
Optimistic View of Human Rationality”
Second Prize: Lindsey Gibson, “A Critique of Aristotelian
Third Prize: Joseph Gregory, “The Justness of Plato’s
First Prize: Shawn Horvath "The Death Penalty: Can It Be Justified Without Free Will?"
Second Prize: Joseph Gregory "The Practical Validity of Radical Responsibility"
Third Prize: Abby Jo Panek "Universalism and the Meaning of Equality"
First Prize: Olivia Wolfe "Entitlement and Political Legitimacy: The Implications of Socially Cooperative Production"
Second Prize: Afton Herring "On Nature, Nurture, and Universal Grammar"
Third Prize: Robert Wilt "The Altruistic Ego"
First Prize: Peter Crivellaro "Consciousness as an Extended Capacity"
Second Prize: Aubrey Keperling "How to Make Our Lives Seem Longer: Manipulating Our Engagement with the World from "Ready-to-hand" to "Present-at-hand""
Third Prize: Joel DeMary "Is There a Moral Obligation to Follow the Law?" and Katie Gunning "The Role of Women in Plato's Republic"
First prize: Ross Newcome, "Constructive Empiricism: A Model of Reality"
Second prize: Rachel Lager, "An Analogy Fit for a Philosopher King"
Third prize: Kristen Shafer, "Realistic Realism: The Scientific Aims to Explaining Reality"
First prize: Luke Piper, "Plato's Views on Akrasia: A Case for Consistency"
Second prize: Leah Keller, "To Be Sisyphus or to Escape Leveling"
Third prize: Kelly Muthler, "Distributive Justice and the Environment"
First prize: Christian Minich, “Ceteris Paribus: The War Over the Constants of Immortality”
Second prize: Sophia Hosterman, “Between a Diamond and a Hard Place: Interpreting the Tractatus”
Third prize: Leah Keller, “Closed Due to Cognition: Colin McGinn’s Theory of Cognitive Closure”
First prize: Christian Minich, “Navigating Charybdis and Scylla: Mulligan and Heil's Account of Relations”
Second prize: Chaz McCown, “Nietzsche's Metaphysiological Aesthetics in The Birth of Tragedy”
Third prize: Sophia Hosterman, “Establishing the Untenability of Scientific Realism”
First prize: Ronald Radzai, “Interpretive Method and Hume's Appendix Retration in theTreatise”
Second prize: Christian Minich, “Deficiency of Forms: Superiority of the Exact Property View in the Phaedo”
Third prize: Charles McCown, “Relations—All In Your Head?”
First prize: Tommy Hanauer, “Contra Scientific Realism”
Second prize: Carole Walker, “The Akratic Shoe-Shopper: Can We Knowingly Choose What is Bad for Us?”
Third prize: Jason Patton, “Free Will”