Megan Craig, an associate professor of philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences, was one of five winners of the 2021 American Philosophical Association Public Philosophy Op Ed contest for her essay, The Courage to Be Alone, which was published in The New York Times on May 1, 2020.
Craig is one of the core faculty members in the Department of Philosophy‘s master’s degree program in philosophy and art. A multimedia artist and essayist, Craig is the author of Levinas and James: Toward a Pragmatic Phenomenology (Indiana University Press), and co-editor, with Marcia Morgan, of Richard J. Bernstein and the Expansion of American Philosophy: Thinking the Plural (Rowman & Littlefield). Craig is also the graphic designer for Firehouse 12 Records in New Haven, Connecticut.
The APA committee on public philosophy sponsors this annual contest, which includes a $100 monetary award per essay, for the best opinion-editorials published by philosophers. The goal is to honor standout pieces that successfully blend philosophical argumentation with an op-ed writing style.