Ian Hacking (Toronto) has won the 2014 Balzan Prize for Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind. The prize includes 750,000 Swiss Francs (€620,000; $800,000 £490,000). Half of the amount must be designated by the winners to research projects. Hacking was selected
for his fundamental and pioneering contributions to philosophy and the history of social and natural sciences, for the thematic breadth of his research, for his original epistemological perspective centred on a version of scientific realism and defined in contrast with the dominant paradigm in the philosophy of science of the twentieth century.