[MaFLa] Fwd: [PhilPhys] Essay prize: Metaphysics of Entanglement - Deadline for submissions 25th September 2015
Laszlo E. Szabo
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The Metaphysics of Entanglement
The Metaphysics of Entanglement project<http://www.metaphysics-of-entanglement.ox.ac.uk>, based in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University
of Oxford and directed by Dr Anna Marmodoro, offers a series of essay prizes
open to students and early career researchers. The 2015 prize will be for
papers in the philosophy of physics with a metaphysical orientation.
There will be a special issue of the international peer-reviewed journal
Synthese<http://link.springer.com/journal/11229> on the metaphysics of
entanglement edited through the research group, and it is expected that the
winning essay will be published in this special issue.
Possible topics include:
1. The case for a strongly metaphysical reading of entanglement. Essays in
this area might deal with the interpretation of nonseparability in the
quantum-mechanical formalism, the interpretation of Bell's theorem or the
metaphysics of the various interpretations of quantum mechanics.
2. Discussion of the ways in which tools of analytic metaphysics may be used
to clarify the nature of the strong metaphysical reading; for example,
supervenience, ontological priority or grounding.
3. The impact that entanglement has, or should have, on themes in mainstream
metaphysics; for example, the compatibility or otherwise of quantum mechanics
and Humean supervenience.
1. Submissions are invited from postgraduate students and from early career
researchers (understood as being within 8 years of receipt of PhD, though
exceptions will be considered - please email
<quantum at philosophy.ox.ac.uk<mailto:quantum at philosophy.ox.ac.uk>> for advice
in the latter case).
2. Since it is expected that the winning essay will be published in the
Synthese special issue, entries should not be under consideration for
3. The limit is 8000 words.
4. Submissions should be sent to
<quantum at philosophy.ox.ac.uk<mailto:quantum at philosophy.ox.ac.uk>> on or before
Friday 25th September 2015.
The monetary value of the prize is £250.
<quantum at philosophy.ox.ac.uk<mailto:quantum at philosophy.ox.ac.uk>> with any
queries. Details of the prize are also at <http://www.metaphysics-of-entanglement.ox.ac.uk/Essay_Prize_2015>
The Project, and the prize, is funded by the generous support of the Templeton
World Charity Foundation.
L a s z l o E. S z a b o
Professor of Philosophy
DEPARTMENT OF LOGIC, INSTITUTE OF PHILOSOPHY
EOTVOS UNIVERSITY, BUDAPEST
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