In 2013, for the first time, all of the books honored in the American Philosophical Association‘s biennial Book Prize competition were in the area of applied normative philosophy, broadly understood. In addition, and also for the first time, all of the philosophers who were honored in the competition were women. Cara Nine won for her book, Global Justice and Territory (Oxford University Press), and honorable mentions went to Elizabeth Brake for Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law (Oxford University Press) and Nicole Hassoun for Globalization and Global Justice: Shrinking Distance, Expanding Obligations (Cambridge University Press).
As one way of marking these noteworthy circumstances, What’s Wrong? contacted Professors Nine, Brake, and Hassoun and asked if they would each contribute a brief post on some issue they have been working on since then. We are grateful to all three for accepting this invitation and will post their contributions over the next few weeks, beginning with a submission from Professor Nine on Monday. We hope you will keep an eye out for these special features. And, in the meantime, if you’d like to learn a bit more about each of them, you can look at the post for each from when they were the Featured Philosop-her at Philosop-her: Cara Nine, Elizabeth Brake, and Nicole Hassoun.