Al-Rodhan Transdisciplinary Philosophy Book Prize 2023 Longlist (updated with shortlist)


The Royal Institute of Philosophy earlier this month released the longlist of contenders for the inaugural Nayef Al-Rodhan International Prize in Transdisciplinary Philosophy.

[Josef Albers, “Never Before”]

The £20,000 prize (previously) is intended to recognize books that

demonstrate rigorous original and high-quality transdisciplinary research, are accessible and engaging to read, are original, innovative, and impactful, [and] intend to advance and contribute to the understanding of human behaviours.

The Institute says that they

welcome philosophical work that transcends academic boundaries, and furthers our understanding of the key challenges facing the world today, and that may face us in the future. The work may be from philosophers, neuroscientists, social scientists, or from other disciplines.

The 2023 finalists and their books are:

Shahzad Bashir (Brown University)
A New Vision for Islamic Pasts and Futures (MIT Press)

Allen Buchanan (University of Arizona, Duke University)
Our Moral Fate: Evolution and the Escape from Tribalism (MIT Press)

Carolyn Dicey Jennings (University of California, Merced)
The Attending Mind (Cambridge University Press)

Tae-Yeoun Keum (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Plato and the Mythic Tradition in Political Thought (Harvard University Press)

Nancy J. Nersessian (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Interdisciplinarity in the making: Models and Methods in Frontier Science (MIT Press)

Carlo Rovelli (Western University, Perimeter Institute)
Helgoland:The Strange and Beautiful Story of Quantum Physics, translated by Erica Segre and Simon Carnell (Penguin Random House)

David Livingstone Smith (University of New England)
Making Monsters: The Uncanny Power of Dehumanization (Harvard University Press)

Amia Srinivasan (University of Oxford)
The Right to Sex (Macmillan)

The winner will be announced prior the awards ceremony, which will take place in London in October.

The judging panel consists of Constantine Sandis (Chair), Edward Harcourt, Francesca Cacucci, Lambros Malafouris, Michael Hannon, Stella Sandford, and Susanna Siegel.

You can learn more about the prize here.

UPDATE (9/18/23): The shortlist of finalists for the prize has been announced:

Shahzad Bashir (Brown University)
A New Vision for Islamic Pasts and Futures (MIT Press)

Nancy J. Nersessian (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Interdisciplinarity in the making: Models and Methods in Frontier Science (MIT Press)

Carlo Rovelli (Western University, Perimeter Institute)
Helgoland:The Strange and Beautiful Story of Quantum Physics, translated by Erica Segre and Simon Carnell (Penguin Random House)

David Livingstone Smith (University of New England)
Making Monsters: The Uncanny Power of Dehumanization (Harvard University Press)

Amia Srinivasan (University of Oxford)
The Right to Sex (Macmillan)

 

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Umer
5 months ago

As a Pakistani academic I like this