James Williams, a doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute who works on the philosophy and ethics of technology design, and who previously worked at Google, is the winner of the inaugural Nine Dots Prize. The prize solicits 3,000-word essay responses to a question, and the winner receives $100,000 and to write a book expanding on the ideas of the essay, to ..
Gwen Bradford, associate professor of philosophy at Rice University, is the winner of the 2017 American Philosophical Association (APA) Book Prize, for her book, Achievement, published by Oxford University Press. Receiving an honorable mention for the award is Berislav Marušić, associate professor of philosophy at Brandeis University, for his book, Evidence and Agen..
Christopher Howard, a graduate student at the University of Arizona who will be a research assistant professor at UNC Chapel Hill in the fall, has won the 2017 Metaethics Prize from the Marc Sanders Foundation. (more…)
Nancy Cartwright, professor of philosophy at UC San Diego and the University of Durham, and Elliott Sober, Hans Reichenbach and William F. Vilas Research Professor of Philosophy at University of Wisconsin–Madison, are the winners of the 2017 Dr. Martin R. Lebowitz and Eve Lewellis Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement and Contribution. (more…)
The Carnegie Corporation of New York has announced the winners of its 2017 Andrew Carnegie fellowships. Among the 35 new fellows are two philosophers: David Danks, L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, and Tommie Shelby, Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies and of Philosophy at Harvard Univ..
Stephanie Rivera Berruz, assistant professor of philosophy at William Paterson University, is a winner of a 2017 Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. She is the only philosopher among the 30 winners.
Joshua Glasgow, Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Sonoma State University and director of the university’s Center for Ethics, Law, and Society, is the winner of the 2017 David Baumgardt Memorial Fellowship. (more…)
The Berggruen Institute has begun soliciting nominations for the second winner of its $1 million “Berggruen Prize.” The inaugural winner was Charles Taylor. Who should win it this time around? (more…)
Philosopher and Baroness Onora O’Neill has been named the winner of this year’s Holberg Prize. The prize “is awarded annually to a scholar who has made outstanding contributions to research in the arts and humanities, social science, law or theology, either within one of these fields or through interdisciplinary work,” according to the prize’s website. It was create..
Edward Zalta, senior research scholar at the Center for the Study of Language and Information at Stanford University and creator of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, has won the American Philosophical Association’s 2016 K. Jon Barwise Prize. (more…)
David Christensen, professor of philosophy at Brown University, has been selected to deliver the 2017-2018 Sanders Lecture at the 2018 Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA) in Savannah, Georgia. (more…)
Peter Carruthers, professor of philosophy at the University of Maryland, has been awarded the honor of delivering the 2017–2018 Patrick Romanell Lecture at the American Philosophical Association’s 2018 Pacific Division meeting in San Diego, CA, according to an announcement from the APA. (more…)
The American Philosophical Association (APA), the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT), and the Teaching Philosophy Association (TPA) have announced the creation of the Prize for Excellence in Philosophy Teaching. (more…)
Forty-one professors hold the title of “University Professor” across the ten-school University of California system. The title is “reserved for scholars of international distinction who are also recognized as teachers of exceptional ability.” The latest scholar to be named a University Professor is also the first philosopher to be given the honor: John Martin Fische..
Martin Smith (Edinburgh) is the inaugural winner of the Public Philosophy Prize from the Marc Sanders Foundation for his paper “Why Throwing 92 Heads in a Row is Not Surprising.” The prize is publication of the essay in Philosophers’ Imprint and $4,500. (more…)
Robert Audi, the John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the winner of the American Philosophical Association’s 2016 Quinn Prize, the organization’s highest honor for service to the profession. (more…)
Rethink: A Philosophy Community Outreach Program at Columbia University, has been awarded the 2015 APA/PDC Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs. The aim of the prize, which has been jointly sponsored by the American Philosophical Association and the Philosophy Documentation Center since 1999, is “to recognize philosophy departments, research ce..
Scott Samuelson, associate professor of philosophy and humanities at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa, is the 2015 recipient of the Hiett Prize in the Humanities. The Hiett Prize is awarded by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, whose purpose is “enrich and deepen lives through the wisdom and imagination of the humanities.” According to the Dallas Inst..
The American Philosophical Association (APA) has awarded the 2017 Berger Memorial Prize to Patrick Tomlin (University of Reading). The Berger Prize is awarded every other year, in odd years, to “an outstanding published article in philosophy of law” written by an APA member. (more…)
Dag Nikolaus Hasse, professor of philosophy at the Institute for Philosophy at the University of Würzburg, is one of ten winners of the 2016 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize. The prize, which includes 2.5 million euros, is awarded by the German Research Foundation. Begun in 1985, it “aims to improve the working conditions of outstanding scientists and academics, expa..
Kathryn Gines, assistant professor of philosophy at Pennsylvania State University, has been named the inaugural winner of the American Philosophical Association’s Joyce Mitchell Cook Award, presented by the Committee on the Status of Black Philosophers (CSBP). Professor Gines works on Continental philosophy (especially existentialism and phenomenology), African Amer..
Sven Bernecker, professor of philosophy at the University of California, Irvine, is one of the recipients of the latest round of Humboldt Professorships. The award, which includes 3.5 million euros, will bring him to the University of Cologne. Professor Bernecker works in epistemology, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, Kant, and German Idealism. According to the Alex..
Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, has won the American Philosophical Association’s Quinn Prize. The prize, named for Philip L. Quinn, is “awarded in recognition of service to philosophy and philosophers, broadly construed.” The award includes $2500 and an engraved plaque.
The American Philosophical Association (APA) holds an annual contest for the best editorial or opinion pieces published by philosophers:
The goal is to honor five standout pieces that successfully blend philosophical argumentation with an op-ed writing style. Winning submissions will call public attention, either directly or indirectly, to the value of philosoph..
The winner of the 2015 American Philosophical Association’s Book Prize is Manuel Vargas (University of San Francisco) for his Building Better Beings: A Theory of Moral Responsibility (Oxford University Press).
L.W. (Lodi) Nauta, professor of philosophy and dean at the University of Groningen, is one of the 2016 winners of the Spinoza Prize, “the highest award in Dutch science.” It is bestowed by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). (more…)