Australasian Association of Philosophy Awards


The Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP) has announced the winners of several of its 2016 awards. The list of prizes and winners is below. But first, notice that the AAP issues an award to non-philosophers: its Media Professionals’ Award

The award, which includes a $500 prize, is “open to media professionals including journalists, presenters, producers, editors and others” based in Australasia. Winners are chosen on the following criteria:

  1. The primary criterion is the ability of the activity, episode or piece to engage the interest of the general public in philosophy or some philosophical issue.
  2. In addition, the philosophy should be of acceptable quality, sufficient to justify the implicit AAP endorsement of quality conveyed by the prize.
  3. Consideration should also be given to the size of the audience reached.

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This year’s winners of the Media Professionals’ Award are Scott Stephens and Waleed Aly for their radio show, “The Minefield.” More details about the award are here.

Other awards announced by the AAP include:

The AAP’s Postgraduate Presentation Prize does not appear to have been awarded yet, but you can see its shortlist here.

UPDATE (7/8/16): Courtesy of our commenters, we learn that the Postgraduate Presentation Prize was awarded to Stephen Gadsby (Macquarie University) for his “Anorexia Nervosa and the Oversized Experience.”

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