Philosophy Department Prizes

Philosophy Department Prize Winners for 2022:

The Lina Kahn prize is awarded to Noah Betz-Richman for his essay, "Conceptual Transparency and Dual Carving."

The Jonathan Lieberson Memorial prize is awarded to Joe Hamilton for his essay, "Meaningful Work and Internal Goods."

The David H. Siff prize is awarded to Andrew Richmond for his essay, "What is a Theory of Nueral Representation For?"

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 $500 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 $500 prize is awarded annually to the best graduate or undergraduate paper that deals with philosophy of science.

Rules for graduate prize submissions:

  1. One submission per person per prize.
  2. No repeat submissions of winning papers.
  3. No dissertation chapters.
  4. Submission must be in the form of self-standing paper (maximum of 25 pages double spaced).

Winners are announced in September of each year.