Columbia College Philosophy Prizes:
ADAM LEROY JONES PRIZE: Established by Mrs. Leroy Jones in memory of her husband who was Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of University Admissions from 1909 until 1934, the prize may be awarded to a student in the College for the best essay on a topic in the Philosophy of Science, or in the Foundations of Logic.
JAMES GUTMAN PRIZE: Established in 1987 in honor of James Gutman, CC'18 and Professor of Philosophy, by his family and friends on the occasion of his 90th birthday. It may be awarded each year to a graduating Columbia College senior in Philosophy who plans to pursue graduate work in the field.
Columbia College Philosophy Prize Winners for 2012-2013:
ADAM LEROY JONES PRIZE: Eric Shapiro for his essay Reliability, Evidence, and Uncertainty: A Synthesized Theory of Decision-Making.
JAMES GUTMAN PRIZE: Sanford Diehl for his essay McDowell and Aristotle on Silencing and External Goods.
Philosophy Department Prizes:
LINA KAHN PRIZE: Established in 1965 by the family of the late Lina Kahn, who received a Ph.D. in Philosophy in 1916. This annual competition, which is open to graduate students only, awards $100 to the best paper in metaphysics.
JONATHAN LIEBERSON MEMORIAL PRIZE: Established in 1990, this annual competition, which is open to graduate students in Philosophy only, awards $1000 to the best essay which shows the applicability of a moral or scientific theory - or both - to a social or historical issue.
DAVID H. SIFF PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AWARD: Derived from the fund established in memory of David H. Siff, this annual prize was first offered in 1962. This $100 prize is awarded annually to the best graduate or undergraduate paper that deals with philosophy of science.
Philosophy Department Prize Winners for 2011-2012:
LINA KAHN PRIZE: Zack Al-Witri for his essay “Actual Causation.”
JONATHAN LIEBERSON MEMORIAL PRIZE: Jeremy Forster for his essay “Nietzsche and the Concept of Need.”
DAVID H. SIFF PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AWARD: Alison Fernandes for her essay Why (It Seems) We Cannot Influence the Past: An Appeal to Deliberative Agency.