The Sanders Book Prize in the amount of $7,000 is awarded to the
best book in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, or epistemology that engages
the analytic tradition published in English in the previous five year period. The prize is funded through the generosity of
the Marc Sanders Foundation.
Nomination deadline: February 28, 2015
$7,000 for the Sanders Book
The Sanders Book Prize was awarded
for the first time in 2013.
The Sanders Book Prize will be awarded to the best book in philosophy of mind,
metaphysics, or epistemology that engages the analytic tradition published in
English in the previous five year period. For the 2015 prize, eligible books must bear a
copyright imprint of 2009 through 2014. All
nominated authors must be members of the APA. (If a book is co-authored, both authors must be APA members.)
To be considered for the prize, a book must be nominated by a member 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.
Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only members may submit nominations; please sign in to access the nomination form.
To submit a nomination, fill out the nomination form.
The winner will be selected by a five person committee
appointed by the chair of the committee on lectures, publications, and research, in consultation with LPR committee members. The chair of the Sanders Book Prize subcommittee is a member of the LPR.
The winner of the award will receive $7,000 and be presented
with the award at the Eastern Division meeting of the association. Co-authors of a winning submission will share equally in the prize.
L. A. Paul (UNC-Chapel Hill) and Ned Hall (Harvard University), Causation: A User's Guide (Oxford University Press)
Alfred Mele (Florida State University), Effective Intentions: The Power of Conscious Will (Oxford University Press)