OUC Research Fellow amongst winners of APA Op-Ed Contest

Michael Robillard announced as one of the winners of the APA Op-Ed essay contest.

The American Philosophical Association (APA) has announced the winners of its 2017 Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest.

Amongst them are OUC's Michael Robillard (Oxford), who co-wrote with Bradley Strawser (Naval Postgraduate School), "Are Soldiers Morally Exploited?" Ethical War Blog (Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace).

"The idea of soldiers as an exploited group is hardly anything new. Throughout much of human history, wars serving the interests of the ‘haves’ have largely been fought by the ‘have nots,’ with members of the latter group finding themselves opting into military service from a place of pronounced vulnerability and minimal alternatives. As Thomas Hardy puts it, in his poem 'The Man He Killed'".  Read full piece here.

The contest aims “to honor five standout pieces that successfully blend philosophical argumentation with an op-ed writing style.” It is run by the APA’s Committee on Public Philosophy.