Essay Prize I Philosophical Psychology | Linguistic Discrimination


As part of Philosophical Psychology‘s Special Issue “Understanding Bias”, we are delighted to be sponsoring an Essay Prize on linguistic discrimination. The prize will be awarded to the author of the best essay on the understanding of linguistic discrimination, a philosophical preoccupation of both the journal and Lex Academic.

Benefits include:

  • Editorial services on the prize-winning submission provided gratis by Lex Academic
  • £1000 awarded to the author of the prize-winning submission
  • Free access to the prize-winning submission granted by Philosophical Psychology for one year from the date of online publication.

Eligible submissions may be on any of the advertised topics of the Special Issue so long as the predominant focus of the essay concerns linguistic discrimination. Topics may include – but are not limited to – the following:

  • Intentional and unintentional linguistic discrimination
  • Linguistic bias in philosophy and/or academia more generally
  • Does Anglophone philosophy have a problem with linguistic bias?
  • Are there sources of evidence or methods that can fruitfully be used to understand unintentional linguistic discrimination that have not previously been used?
  • Are there any issues of linguistic justice/injustice surrounding the use of some approaches to academia over others?
  • How, if at all, can insights gleaned using different methodologies be integrated into a coherent picture of unintentional linguistic prejudice?
  • What should happen if different approaches to linguistic discrimination yield different accounts of what linguistic discrimination is? How is it possible to adjudicate between different accounts developed using different methodologies or evidence?
  • Should some approaches to combatting unintentional linguistic discrimination be prioritised over others?
  • Do the Barcelona Principles for a Globally Inclusive Philosophy go far enough? Do they go too far?
  • What can institutes of higher education and related funding bodies do to help level the linguistic playing field in academia?

Deadline 28 February 2023.