Posts Tagged ‘Musicians Debate Methods Of Political Dissent’

The people have spoken. Playtonic Dialogues is the top vote-getter for the voting round of the 3 Quarks Daily 2010 Prize In Philosophy.  A total of 497 votes were cast for the 36 nominees, and, according to Graham Jones, Playtonic Dialogues received at least 15.26% of the vote. Thank you all for supporting us!

The contest is now down to 20 semfinalists (look, we got a “trophy” logo to display!) and, in the coming days, the editors of 3 Quarks Daily will pick the top six entries from these, and after possibly adding up to three “wildcard” entries, will send that list of finalists to Akeel Bilgrami on September 11. Also, on that date, 3 Quarks Daily will post the list of finalists.

Keep your fingers crossed, Playtonics! In the mean time, see below for the full list of semifinalists in descending order from the most voted-for: (more…)


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Happy Labor Day, Playtonics!

I am elated to announce that Playtonic Dialogues is a nominee for the 3 Quarks Daily 2010 Prize In Philosophy! 3 Quarks Daily is a website that pools together interesting articles from around the web on a daily basis, “in the areas of science, design, literature, current affairs, art, and anything else we deem inherently fascinating.” This year they are hosting the 2nd annual prize for the best blog writing in philosophy. Akeel Bilgrami, the Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University as well as the Director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities, is judging the contest. The first place award, called the “Top Quark,” will include a cash prize of one thousand dollars, so lot of money is at stake!

Check out the list of nominees here but PLEASE GO TO THIS LINK and vote for Playtonic Dialogues’ post “Musicians Debate Methods Of Political Dissent.”


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