2012 winner: Judith Thomson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
A prize in honor of Philip L. Quinn, to be awarded in recognition of service to Philosophy and philosophers, broadly construed. Any member or live former member of the APA is eligible to receive this prize.
The chair of the Committee on Lectures, Publications, and Research will solicit nominations from the board of officers in time to receive all nominations at least six months before the annual board meeting. Nominations should include a statement of support for the nominee. The national office, working with the chair of the LPR committee, will then gather additional background information on the service of each nominee from publicly available data sources and distribute that information to the board at or before the fall board meeting. At its fall meeting, the board will select the winner from among the nominees. The prize recognizes service to philosophy and philosophers, broadly construed. Members of the board are not be eligible to receive the prize while they are on the board. Nominations will remain active for three years and may be renewed.
Award Amount: $2,500 and an engraved plaque
2012: Judith Thomson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)