[MaFLa] Fwd: [PhilPhys] Essay prize: Metaphysics of Entanglement - Deadline for submissions 25th September 2015

Laszlo E. Szabo leszabo at phil.elte.hu
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The Metaphysics of Entanglement

Essay prize

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.


Submission requirements:

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 
publication elsewhere.

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.

Please contact 
<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

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