Justin Zylstra, a research fellow in philosophy at the University of Vermont who received his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in 2016, died last month of cancer. An effort is underway to establish a memorial prize in metaphysics in his name. (more…)
The British Academy, the UK’s national organization for the humanities and social sciences has released the shortlist of candidates for its 2019 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding. (more…)
The American Philosophical Association (APA) and the Phi Beta Kappa Society (PBK) have selected Michael Bratman and Margaret Gilbert as the winners of the 2019 Dr. Martin R. Lebowitz and Eve Lewellis Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement and Contribution.
There’s a new prize and lecture that “recognizes junior and mid-career scholars who have made important theoretical contributions to the field of bioethics.”
The Journal of Applied Philosophy has announced the winner of its 2018 essay prize.
A book on philosopher Alain Locke has won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
Duke University and Studies in History and Philosophy of Science have collaborated to create a new prize in philosophy of physics. Named the “Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics,” it “recognizes a U.S. or international graduate student or a recent Ph.D. for their previously unpublished work in philosophy of physics.”
Gualtiero Piccinini, professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, is the winner of the 2018 Barwise Prize.
Finnur Dellsén, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Iceland and part-time associate professor at the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, is the 2019 winner of the Nils Klim Prize. (more…)
The American Association of Publishers (AAP) bestows awards on publishers for books that “demonstrate exceptional scholarship and have made make a significant contribution to a field of study.” Known as the PROSE Awards, they are given for books in various disciplinary categories, including philosophy. (more…)
Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Philosophy and Law at the University of Chicago, is using some of her Berggruen Prize winnings to fund a series of roundtable discussions at her school on controversial and challenging issues. (more…)
The British Journal for the History of Philosophy has awarded the 2018 Rogers Prize—its annual prize for the best article it publishes—to Michael Gill (University of Arizona) for his “Shaftesbury on life as a work of art” (Vol. 26, no. 6). (more…)
Julio Covarrubias, a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of Washington, is the winner of the 2018 Essay Prize in Latin American Thought, awarded by the American Philosophical Association (APA). (more…)
The American Philosophical Association (APA) has given its 2018 Joseph B. Gittler Award to Francesco Guala, professor of philosophy at the University of Milan, for his book, Understanding Institutions: The Science and Philosophy of Living Together. (more…)
The 2018 Prize for Excellence in Philosophy Teaching, sponsored jointly by the American Philosophical Association (APA), the American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT), and the Teaching Philosophy Association*, has been awarded to Maralee Harrell, Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University. (more…)..
Jonathan Simon, postdoctoral associate in the Department of Philosophy at New York University (NYU) and a research fellow at the school’s Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness, is the winner of the 2018 Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Mind. (more…)
John Grey, a philosopher at Michigan State University, is the winner of the 2018 Sanders Prize in the History of Early Modern Philosophy. (more…)
After declining to select a winner for its 2017 Public Philosophy Award, the Marc Sanders Foundation has named two philosophers the winners of the 2018 contest—one for an unpublished work and one for a previously published one. (more…)
Deborah Hellman, the David Lurton Massee, Jr., Professor of Law and Roy L. and Rosamond Woodruff Morgan Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, is the winner of the 2019 Fred Berger Memorial Prize. (more…)