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Essay Contest

The Undergraduate Essay Contest is open to all students at UC Davis for papers they have written in a UCD philosophy class. The winner is awarded a prize of $100. A prize of $25 is awarded to the student whose paper receives honorable mention. Past winners are: 2014, Chelsie Liberty, "Realism, Austere Nominalism, and Transitivity of Exact Resemblance," 1st place; Charles Bishop, "The Problems of Paraphrasing: Some Sentences for the Consideration of the Austere Nominalist," 2nd place. 2013, Gordon Allen, “Dworkin and Riggs v. Palmer”; Philip Powers, “Hume and Kant: On the Origin of Moral Precepts,” 2nd place. 2012, Tristan Lenaerts, “Populations: Mind Dependent or Perspective Dependent?” 1st place; Theo Galanakis, “Chomsky on Rule Following," 2nd place. 2011, Kristopher Baumgartner, “The Dualist Confusion” 1st place; Travis Kirk "A Defense of the Possibility of Scientific Laws in Biology," 2nd place.

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