You Can Vote for Me in the 3 Quarks Daily Philosophy Prize 2012
Tauriq Moosa is a tutor in ethics, bioethics and critical thinking at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is currently pursuing a Masters degree at the Centre for Applied Ethics, Stellenbosch University. He has published essays and articles on practical ethics, focusing on subjects like free expression, killing, sex, and religion in public life. He debated religion with Archbishop Desmond Tutu in the BBC documentary, the Tutu Talks, and has been featured on local radio shows. He is also an avid comic book writer and reader.
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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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