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 $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.

Philosophy Department Prize Winners for 2020:

LINA KAHN PRIZE:

JONATHAN LIEBERSON MEMORIAL PRIZE:

DAVID H. SIFF PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE AWARD:

The David H. Siff prize is awarded to Andrew Richmond for his essay, "How Computation Explains."