National Level Essay Writing Competition on “The Philosophy of Aristotle”

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The Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS) Pehowa (Kurukshetra) on the occasion of the 2400 Birth Anniversary of Aristotle & World Philosophy Day-2016, going to organize a National Level Essay Writing Competition on “The Philosophy of Aristotle”. The competition aims at giving an opportunity to the youth of country to come across the various aspects of the philosophy of Aristotle and his contribution to the world of knowledge.

Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato’s teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle’s writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality, aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics.

UNESCO has declared 2016 the Aristotle Anniversary Year to mark the philosopher’s 2,400th birthday. The 38th session of the UNESCO General Conference held in Paris, was declared Jubilee year 2016 year of Aristotle. Mankind will commemorate the anniversary of the famous philosopher activities worldwide. Aristotle and his philosophical theories are known the world over thanks to the continuation of his teachings and the extensive body of work he left behind. Medieval scholars in the Arab world referred to him as “the first teacher”, his works formed the starting point for many philosophical and scientific theories, and he continues to be regarded as one of humanity’s most important and influential philosophers. In this continuation the essay competition  will be a significant tribute to this great scholar from our Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS) Pehowa (Kurukshetra). You can visit the following webpage for our all initiative related to celebrating 2400 years of Aristotle:

https://aristotle2400.wordpress.com

Eligibility: All students pursuing any Undergraduate or Post Graduate courses from recognized college/institute/university. Age limit is 25 years or below for this competition.

Prizes: Prizes will be given to top 5 entries and a certificate also provided to those who follow proper guidelines.

Submission Guidelines:

  • The essays submitted by the participants must be in ‘English and Hindi’ language only.
  • The essay must be typed in Microsoft Word with Times New Roman, Font size 12, 1.5 linear spacing.
  • Co-authorship is allowed.
  • Word Limit: 2000 Maximum words including footnotes.
  • The participants submitting an entry in this essay contest need to affirm that the entry is his/her own work. Plagiarism can lead to outright rejection of submission.

Criteria of Evaluation:

The criteria to be applied in evaluating the entries are:

  • Originality of the content
  • Creativity and Rationality
  • Style and Presentation of content
  • Clarity and proper citations

Registration and Submission:

There is no registration fee for this essay competition. Participants should submit their essay with 10th class certificate and institutional ID proof along with registration form till 20th November 2016 on the given address. An advance copy of all documents should be submitted before last date via email id cppiskkr@gmail.com

For any details, Contact:

Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal,

Department of Philosophy, P.G.Govt. College for Girls,

Sector-11, Chandigarh-160011. Mobile No.08288883993

https://aristotle2400.wordpress.com

Download details and registration form from here:

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