The R.M. Hare Undergraduate Essay Prize in Moral Philosophy is a $100 prize awarded each Spring for the best essay in moral philosophy submitted to the competition. The competition is open to all undergraduates at the University of Florida. Submissions are made to the Undergraduate Coordinator of the Philosophy Department and are generally due on the last day of classes of the Spring semester. The winner of the competition is announced and the award formally presented at the Department’s end of the year reception for its graduating seniors.
Please check back later for specific deadline and submission details of the upcoming 2020 Prize competition.
Professor Hare, Graduate Research Professor Emeritus, University of Florida, and former White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy at Oxford University, was among the 20th century’s foremost ethical theorists. Among Professor Hare’s many influential books are the seminal The Language of Morals (1952), Freedom and Reason (1963), Essays on Philosophical Method (1972), Essays on Political Morality (1989), Essays on Bioethics (1993), and the collection, Sorting Out Ethics (1997).
For further information, please contact our Undergraduate Coordinator, Dr. Ahlberg.