2011 Winner: Lisa Bortolotti for her Delusions and Other Irrational Beliefs, Oxford University Press
Honorable Mention: Jonathan Cohen for his The Red and the Real: An Essay on Color Ontology, Oxford University Press
Next deadline: March 15, 2013
The APA alternates giving an award to the best published article and book published in the previous two years. The new Book and Article Prizes replace the former Matchette Foundation Book Prize.
Process: The winners will be selected by a committee appointed by the Chair of the Committee on Lectures, Publications, and Research, in consultation with LPR committee members.
Frequency: Every other year, alternating between the Book Prize (odd years) and the Article Prize (even years).
Award Amount: $4,000 for the Book Prize
First Award: The Book Prize was awarded for the first time in 2000. The next Book Prize will be awarded in 2013.
The APA will be awarding the next Book Prize in 2013. The APA Book Prize will be awarded to the best book in philosophy published by a younger scholar in 2011 or 2012. Eligible books must bear a copyright imprint of 2011 or 2012. A "younger scholar" means the author was 40 years of age or younger in the year the nominated book was published, or the author received his or her Ph.D. 10 years or less before the year in which the book was published. All nominated authors must be members of the APA.
To be considered for the prize, a book must be nominated by two members of the APA other than the author. A member may nominate only one book. Nominations need only identify the author, title, publisher, and publication date. The APA will contact nominated authors for assurances of eligibility and to secure copies of the nominated book. Nominations must be submitted by email on or before the deadline of March 15th, 2013. Send nominations (or questions) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winner of the award will receive $4,000 and be presented with the award at the Eastern Division meeting of the Association. The APA Committee on Lectures, Publications, and Research is responsible for organizing the Book Prize Selection Committee.
2009: Professor Simon Keller for The Limits of Loyalty
Honorable Mentions: Terence Cuneo for The Normative Web: An Arugument for Moral Realism and Casey O'Callaghan for Sounds
2007: Jason Stanley for Knowledge and Practical Interests
Honorable Mentions: Alva Noë for Action in Perception and Mi-Kyoung Lee for Epistemology after Protagoras
2005: Robert Pasnau for Thomas Aquinas on Human Nature
Honorable Mentions: Professor Russ Shafer-Landau for Moral Realism: A Defense and Professor David Boonin for A Defense of Abortion
2003: Ted Sider for Four-Dimensionalism: An Ontology of Persistence and Time
2001: Charles Siewert for The Significance of Consciousness
Honorable Mention: Elijah Millgram for Practical Induction
2000: Michael Smith for The Moral Problem
Honorable Mentions: John Dupre for The Disorder of Things and Timothy Williamson for Vagueness