Columbia College 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 GUTMANN PRIZE:

Established in 1987 in honor of James Gutmann, 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.

Winners are announced in May of each year.

Columbia College Prize Winners for 2020:

ADAM LEROY JONES PRIZE:

Awarded to Hayden Kajercline for his essays (2): "Coincidence and the Benacerraf Problem" & " Why Believe the Past Hypothesis?"

JAMES GUTMANN PRIZE:

Co-awarded to Daniel Cohen for his essay: "Heidegger’s Ontological Critique of External World Skepticism", and to Daniel Driscoll for his essay: "Social Constructions and Historical Significance: On the Power of Nature in the Ideology of Poverty Marginalization"