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At the end of each academic year, the Philosophy Department awards the Jonathan Edwards prize for the best essay by an undergraduate philosophy major, among those nominated by philosophy department instructors. If you have an essay you would like considered, contact your instructor about nominating it.

2014

Nicholas Vallone
"Kant and the Problem of Other Minds"

2013

Joseph Gamache
"C S Lewis and the Argument Against Naturalism"

2012

Benny Mattis
"Meaning Like We Mean It"

2010

Michael Demo
"Cartesian Trialism and Mind-Body Interactionism"

Nicholas Helpa
"Are Moral Reasons Practical?"

Robert Muckle
"Properties, Propositions, and Weak Global Supervenience as a Dependence Relation"

2008

Annalee Locke
"Agency and Action"

2007

Timothy Prisk
"Aristotle on Friendship"

2006

Timothy Prisk
"Shifting the Begriffsschrift:  Reconstructing Frege's Logicism in Relevant Logic"

Byron Wallace
"Responses to the 'Fine-Tuning' Argument"

Byron Simmons
"Poincare Variations"

2005

Paul Dubois
"In Defense of Exaggeration"

Jeremy Browne
"St. Augustine, The Problem of Evil, and William Shakespeare"

2004

Christopher Nason
"Russellian Responses to Kripkean Objections to the Theory of Definite Descriptions"

Paul DuBois
"Anselm's Devil"

Jesse Kushin
"Eminent Containment in Descartes' Theory of Causation"

Kiera Manikoff
"Mind-Body Interaction, Descartes' Causal Principles, and the Third Substance Theory"

2003

Thomas Kushin
"The Kalam Cosmological Argument of Al-Ghazali"

Krista Meyer
"Augustine’s Account of Signification"