Chris Surprenant, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Orleans (UNO) and director of the university’s Honors Program, has won an $1.8 million grant to “examine entrepreneurship patterns in urban communities and support would-be entrepreneurs, with specific focus on black communities, throughout the southeastern United States.” (more…)
The Lauener Foundation for Analytic Philosophy has announced the winners of its 2018 awards for Outstanding Oeuvre in Analytical Philosophy and Up-and-Coming Philosopher.
Michael Sandel, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University whose course on political philosophy has been viewed by tens of millions of people around the world, is the 2018 winner of the Princess of Asturias Award in the Social Sciences. (more…)
Michael Higgins, the president of Ireland, addressed students at the first Irish Young Philosopher Awards and called for more philosophy in college curricula, saying that “studying philosophy enables one to live with full capacity in solidarity and in cohesion with others, and that is just so very, very important,” and that “every subject that a university advertise..
The academic philosophy journal Mind and Oxford University Press have announced that the winning essay in the Mind graduate essay contest is “Illocutionary Frustration” by Samia Hesni, a graduate student at MIT. (more…)
The Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) has awarded a number of prizes in response to its call for essays answering the question, “What is fundamental?”, and the top prize has gone to Emily Adlam, who studied physics and philosophy at Oxford and is now a PhD student in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge. (more…)
Federica Berdini has won the American Philosophical Association’s 2018 Journal of Value Inquiry prize. The prize goes to the author of the “best unpublished, article-length work in philosophy by a non-academically affiliated philosopher.” (more…)
“Is the Requirement of Sexual Exclusivity Consistent with Romantic Love?” That’s the title and central question of the paper selected as the winner of the 2017 Journal of Applied Philosophy essay prize. (more…)
Two philosophers are among this year’s recipients of “New Directions” Fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. (more…)
The Whiting Foundation, a grant-making organization promoting the humanities in American culture, has awarded one of its Public Engagement Fellowships to Cristina Cammarano, assistant professor of philosophy at Salisbury University. (more…)
Nominations are now open for the $1 million Berggruen Prize, which “that recognizes humanistic thinkers whose ideas have helped us find direction, wisdom, and improved self-understanding in a world being rapidly transformed by profound social, technological, political, cultural, and economic change.” (more…)
Every four years, the city of Hamburg, Germany awards a prize, named for Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, to honor achievements in German culture. This year’s winner of the Lessing Prize is Juliane Rebentisch, professor of philosophy and art history at Offenbach University of Art and Design (Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main).
The Global Justice Network has announced that the 2017 Winner of the Jonathan Trejo-Mathys Essay Prize is Francisco García Gibson, postdoctoral researcher at the National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET) and the Centro de Investigaciones Filosóficas (CIF) at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. (more…)
Each year, the Journal of the History of Philosophy awards a prize for the best book published in the history of philosophy the previous year.
The Marc Sanders Foundation offers a number of generous awards in several areas of philosophy and in 2016 launched its Public Philosophy Award. For the 2017 run of this contest, the foundation received 65 entries. However, it made no awards. (more…)
The American Philosophical Association (APA) has announced that the first winner of its Israel Scheffler Prize in Philosophy of Education is Jennifer Morton, assistant professor of philosophy at City College of New York. (more…)
A group of three philosophers and a civil engineer have been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to “construct ethical answers to questions about autonomous vehicles, translate them into decision-making algorithms for the vehicles and then test the public health effects of those algorithms under different risk scenarios using computer modeling..
Onora O’Neill, emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Cambridge and member of the House of Lords, has won the 2017 Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture, a $1 million prize awarded by the Berggruen Institute as one of the programs of its Philosophy and Culture Center. (more…)
Lodi Nauta, professor of philosophy at the University of Groningen, has been named a Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion. The knighthood is a Dutch order of chivalry that is mainly used to recognize achievement in the arts, science, sport and literature. (more…)
Amie Thomasson, professor of philosophy at Dartmouth College, is the winner of the American Philosophical Association‘s 2017 Sanders Book Prize for her book, Ontology Made Easy (Oxford University Press).
The Royal Society, the United Kingdom’s learned society for the sciences, annually recognizes a scholar for “excellence in a subject relating to the history of science, philosophy of science or the social function of science” with its Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture. (more…)
Every other year, the American Philosophical Association (APA) awards its Frank Chapman Sharp Memorial Prize to “the best unpublished essay or monograph on the philosophy of war and peace submitted for the competition.” (more…)