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Troy Moore Undergraduate Essay Contest

The Troy Moore essay contest is an annual competition that challenges Georgia State University undergraduates to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking essays that address ethical questions in a reasoned and rigorous way.

This year's suggested topics:
* Critically discuss the merits of a recent challenge to the growing reach of market institutions. Examples of such challenges include arguments that health care is not a good that should be delivered by market mechanisms and that markets are subject to instabilities and irrationalities that call for collective regulation.
* Carefully examine the ethical aspects or implications of a major literary work, a film, or a significant piece of art. 
* Articulate with clarity an ethical problem or puzzle you have encountered and analyze what it has taught you about ethics, yourself, or the world.

All submissions must be sent to by noon of Friday, January 10, 2014.

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See here for all contest rules and guidelines.

Past Troy Moore Contest winners