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The Spanish Philosophy journal teorema is pleased to announce an essay competition for young scholars. The winner will receive 1500.00€, and the essay will be published and acknowledged as winner in the journal.

Topic: The Social Dimensions of Moral Responsibilityl

Work on moral responsibility has largely adopted an individualistic approach, neglecting its social dimensions. However, moral responsibility is based on agential capacities and the latter depend on the social context in which agents are embedded, including the institutions to which they belong, the groups with which they interact and the interpersonal relationships they take part in. In addi-tion, as a social practice, moral responsibility is regulated by forces that are sensitive to the influence exerted by differences in the distribution of power, as well as by contexts of oppression and other forms of structural injustice. There-fore, relations of responsibility cannot simply be assumed to be reciprocal.
Submissions are invited that focus on the different social dimensions of moral responsibility and related agential capacities, particularly from a non-ideal theo-retical perspective, and that establish connections with differences in power, identity oppression, structural injustice, and connected issues.

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 sub-missions 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: teorema@uniovi.es

Closing date: 1st November, 2018



teorema are pleased to announce that the winning entry for the 2017 edition of their Essay Prize for Young Scholars on Knowledge-First Epistemology and Decision Theory is:

"Robbery, Pragmatic Encroachment,
and the Knowledge Norm of Action"

by Michael Da Silva
University of Toronto / University of British Columbia

The winner will receive 1.500€, and the paper will be published in a forthcoming issue of teorema.

In addition, the following two entries were highly commended by the jury, and will also be published in a forthcoming issue:


"A Life Raft for a Luminist: A Reply to Srinivasan"

by Amelia Kahn
University of Texas at Austin


"Knowledge First and Rational Action"

by Christian J. Feldbacher-Escamilla
Düsseldorf Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science
University of Düsseldorf


The jury appointed by teorema included the following members:

F. Broncano (Carlos III University, Madrid)
J. Comesaña (University of Arizona)
M. Pérez-Otero (University of Barcelona)



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