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The Philosophy Category

Philosophy has been judged as a category at The Undergraduate Awards since its inaugural year.

The category is developed to incorporate students of Philosophy and Theology, including Ethics, Metaphysics and more.

(Note: Students of Religious Studies may submit to Social Sciences: Anthropology & Cultural Studies)

Entries for this category must be within the 5,000-word limit and have received a 2.1/A grade.

In 2016, the Global Winner of the category was Ilpo Hirvonen from the University of Helsinki. His paper, titled "On the Interrelation between Phenomenology and Externalism", highly impressed the Judging Panel, who said:

This clear and ambitious essay bridges both analytic and continental traditions in the discipline of Philosophy. It masterly manages to clarify difficult questions in the philosophical traditions of both phenomenology and externalism.

Previous Highly Commended Entrant of the category include Matthew Silberman, who will spend a year working in Seoul at one of South Korea's biggest newspapers after graduating from Princeton University this June.

With only four weeks left until the submission deadline, we look forward to receiving submissions for this year's Philosophy category.

If you are interested in submitting to the category, click here.

If you are interested in judging, click here.