Alznauer Wins Journal of the History of Philosophy Article Prize


The Journal of the History of Philosophy has awarded its 2023 best article prize to Mark Alznauer (Northwestern University).

Professor Alznauer won the prize, which recognizes the best article published in the journal in 2023, for his “Untrue Concepts in Hegel’s Logic,” published in the January 2023 issue.

Here’s the abstract of the article:

I argue that Hegel took concepts—not propositions, judgments, or spatiotemporal objects—as the primary truth-bearer in his logic and attempt to offer a defensible interpretation of what it means for an individual concept (or “thought-determination”) to be assessed as true or untrue. Along the way, I consider the shortcomings of several alternative interpretations of truth in Hegelian logic, paying particular attention to the now-common contention that a commitment to something like Frege’s context principle prevents Hegel from assessing concepts independently of the role that they play in judgments.

The prize comes with an award of $1500.

A list of previous winners of the award can be found here.

(via Deborah Boyle)

Central European University Philosophy Graduate Program
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