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You Can Vote for Me in the 3 Quarks Daily Philosophy Prize 2012

September 8, 2012, 10:54 AM
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I'm happy to report that my post on the moral significance of sex workers and people with disabilities has made it into the nominees for the 3 Quarks Daily Philosophy Prize 2012. While I want to urge you to vote for my post - obviously, I'm not going to pretend otherwise - I also think you should read my fellow nominees' excellent posts and vote accordingly.

You can vote by clicking here [I'm the 6th from the top]. And please do share, even if you didn't vote for me. 3 Quarks Daily is not only an important website, but was one that gave me a starting platform. They're a great aggregate site, produce original, award-winning content and are endorsed by numerous brilliant thinkers.

My top 3 particular picks from the nominees from what I've read include:

1. The Philosopher's Beard - Democracy is not a truth machine [link] (He still writes my favourite original ethics and public philosophy blog)

2. FauxPhilNews - Kripke resigns as report alleges that he faked results of thought experiments [link]

3. Words, Ideas and Things - The Heterosexual Redefinition of Marriage [link]

Happy reading and voting. Please share the links above to 3QD.

 

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