The Shula Essay Prize Committee is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the Shula Essay Prize in Philosophy competition. Monica Angelotti ’17 won the First Prize category with her essay “Nietzsche’s Reinterpretation of the History of Philosophy through Philology, Dionysus and Genealogy.”
Mberry Seck ’17 won the Second Prize category with her essay “Science vs. Pseudoscience: A Principle of Demarcation.”
The First Prize winner is awarded a $500 Amazon gift card, and the Second Prize winner is awarded a $250 Amazon gift card.
Monica Angelotti, Class of 2017, recently graduated with a B.S. in Economics. Monica enjoys philosophy because it expands the way in which we think about the human experience. She is particularly interested in philosophy surrounding existentialism and nihilism, as well as political and economic philosophies. In the fall, Monica will pursue her master’s degree in international development at the University of Pittsburgh.
Mberry Seck, Class of 2017, recently graduated with a computer science and mathematics double-major. She has taken three philosophy classes at JCU: Introduction to Philosophy, African Philosophy, and Philosophy of Science. What she particularly enjoys about philosophy is the way it makes her challenge the things that she and most people assume are true, such as the validity of science.
The Shula Essay Prize in Philosophy is a competition designed to encourage philosophical scholarship among John Carroll students. The Essay Prize Committee congratulates our winners and thanks all the contestants for sharing their work.
The next chance to participate in the Shula Essay Prize in Philosophy competition will take place during the Fall 2017 semester. Please follow @jcuphilosophy on Facebook and Twitter for the announcement of the next competition period.