CFP: Essay Prize: Is Consciousness Fundamental?

Submission deadline: September 30, 2023

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Essay Prize: Is Consciousness Fundamental?

Submissions are welcome for an essay prize on the question of whether consciousness is a fundamental feature of the universe that is part of the John Templeton Foundation funded project, “Panpsychism and Pan(en)theism: Philosophy of Mind Meets Philosophy of Relligion,” led by Philip Goff (Durham University) and Andrei A. Buckareff (Marist College) (information about the project can be found here: We welcome submissions that defend or critique panpsychism (understood broadly to include both micropsychism and cosmopsychism as well as panprotopsychism). Additionally, authors are welcome to submit papers on panpsychism that approach it from within various philosophical sub-disciplines beyond the philosophy of mind, including papers that examine panpsychism in the philosophy of religion, philosophy of physics, and axiology. We also welcome submissions that focus on panpsychism in the history of philosophy. Submissions may be single-authored or co-authored.

The author(s) of the winning submission wil be awarded £1000 and their paper will be published open-access in a special issue of Journal of Consciousness Studies.

Submissions should be no longer than 8000 words (including notes and references). Authors should prepare their submissions for blind review and include a cover sheet with their name, institutional affiliation (if they have one), and contact information.

The deadline for submissions is the 30th of September 2023. The winner will be announced by the 30th of October 2023. Submissions should be sent with “Panpsychism Essay Submission” in the subject line to .

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