2022John Locke约翰·洛克写作竞赛,28个选题备赛报名倒计时!

John Locke Essay Competition 约翰·洛克论文竞赛 是每年申请“爬藤选手”中最最热门的比赛之一,每年吸引数千名全球最擅长思考和写作的中学生参加,评委由牛津大学教授组成,往届优胜者遍布哈耶普斯牛剑等世界名校。John Locke竞赛的目的在于, 鼓励参赛的同学们通过学术写作 探索 超越自己学校课程的 各种富有挑战性且有趣的问题,让同学们有机会,在备赛的过程中,积累丰厚的知识,培养独立思考、推理能力、批判性分析、说服力等综合能力, 提高写作的论证技巧。
藤校录取利器:John Locke 约翰·洛克写作竞赛,28个选题备赛报名倒计时!适合对象
全球18岁以下对英美学术写作感兴趣的同学们均可参加。比赛分为15岁-18岁的高年级组和15岁以下的低年级组。

比赛时间
作品提交截止日期:2022年6月30日
2022年7月14日,通知入围候选人
2022年8月27日,低年级组颁奖晚宴
2022年9月3日,经济组获颁奖晚宴
2022年9月10日,历史组颁奖晚宴
2022年9月17日,政治组和法律组颁奖晚宴
2022年9月24日,哲学组和神学组颁奖晚宴
2022年9月30日,心理学组颁奖晚宴

比赛内容
根据官方给出的赛题,选择一道题,完成一篇2000词以下的命题论文作品,并在线提交。

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比赛题目

高年级组(15-18岁)
参赛题目涉及 哲学、政治、经济学、历史、心理学、神学、法律 7个人文社科领域,共28个可选题。

Philosophy
Q1. How likely is the multiverse? Would it change anything if (somehow) we came to know the theory was true?
Q2. If our actions are a consequence of our capacities and preferences, and if those things are, in turn, a result of our genetic inheritance and the external world in which we happen to find ourselves, are we ultimately responsible for our choices?
Q3. Is it moral to take money from people through the force of law in order to pay philosophers to philosophize?
Q4. When, if ever, can acts involving only consenting adults be morally wrong?
藤校录取利器:John Locke 约翰·洛克写作竞赛,28个选题备赛报名倒计时!Politics
Q1. Should we allow political donations?
Q2. What, if anything, do rich nations owe poor nations?
Q3. Is there such a thing as a common good?
Q4. Is the good citizen always a good person? Is the good person always a good citizen?
藤校录取利器:John Locke 约翰·洛克写作竞赛,28个选题备赛报名倒计时!Economics
Q1. Is Bitcoin a blessing or a curse?
Q2. What’s wrong with the housing market? How can we fix it?
Q3. Should Amazon pay people more? What would happen if they immediately increased every worker’s salary by twenty percent?
Q4. Is Henry George’s land value tax fair, efficient, both, or neither?
藤校录取利器:John Locke 约翰·洛克写作竞赛,28个选题备赛报名倒计时!History
Q1. Was there anything good about the British empire?
Q2. Is China an imperial power?
Q3. Is Western civilization in decline?
Q4. Do leaders make events or do events make leaders?
藤校录取利器:John Locke 约翰·洛克写作竞赛,28个选题备赛报名倒计时!Psychology
Q1. Are we getting nastier?
Q2. Are men and women psychologically different? Does it matter?
Q3. Is there any mental illness that isn’t ultimately physical?
Q4. Does it make sense to hate someone for his or her opinions?
藤校录取利器:John Locke 约翰·洛克写作竞赛,28个选题备赛报名倒计时!Theology
Q1. Why would God be so coy?
Q2. “The God of the Bible and the Koran is a primitive human’s idea of a great being… But that is not what an actual supreme being would be like.” Is there a holy book that manifests divine authorship?
Q3. “And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.” Can one be a Christian without believing in the miraculous resurrection of Jesus?
Q4. Is faith anything other than uncertain belief on incomplete evidence?
藤校录取利器:John Locke 约翰·洛克写作竞赛,28个选题备赛报名倒计时!Law
Q1. Does prison work?
Q2. “People who serve on juries are ill-informed, prejudiced, and not clever enough to avoid jury service.” Should we abolish Trial by Jury?
Q3. Should “hate crime” be punished more severely than the same crime with different motives?
Q4. What is the relationship between justice and law?
藤校录取利器:John Locke 约翰·洛克写作竞赛,28个选题备赛报名倒计时!低年级组(15岁以下)
参赛者的论文题目是7个有趣的跨学科话题。

JUNIOR prize
Q1. Which existential threat are humans underestimating?
Q2. What should the age of consent be for irreversible sex reassignment surgery?
Q3. Were the lockdowns worth it?
Q4. What does it mean for people to be equal?
Q5. What would happen if there were a one hundred percent inheritance tax?
Q6. If you could travel by time machine for your next holiday, which time and place would you visit? What preparations would you make for your journey? What challenges would you face in the first twenty-four hours, and how would you handle them?
Q7. Should some things be legal to give away but illegal to sell?
藤校录取利器:John Locke 约翰·洛克写作竞赛,28个选题备赛报名倒计时!评审标准
评审团队将根据论文中对相关材料的知识和理解水平、证据的有效使用、论证的质量、结构、写作风格和说服力进行评判。建议考生尽可能准确、直接地回答问题。

奖项设置
每个学科领域下将评选出:
Winner
Second Prize
Third Prize
同时每个学科类别的最佳论文获胜者和低年级组最佳论文获胜者将获得价值 2000 美元的奖学金,用于支付参加任何约翰洛克研究所课程的费用,论文将在研究所网站上发表。颁奖典礼将在牛津举行,获奖者和亚军将能够与约翰洛克研究所的评委和其他教职员工会面。也欢迎家人、朋友和老师一同参加(具体人数看场地限制)。

此外,大赛还将在所有文章中评选出一篇最佳论文,获奖者将获得约翰洛克研究所的荣誉奖学金(值10,000 美元),以参加约翰洛克研究所的一个或多个暑期项目和课程。

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