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. This prize is funded through the generosity of
the Marc Sanders Foundation.
Nomination deadline: January 31, 2017
Award Amount: $7,000
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 2017 prize, eligible books must bear a
copyright imprint of 2012 through 2016. 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 books.
Specific books falling within the five-year period can at most be considered twice, i.e. if a book fails to win in any one year and is still eligible in later years, it can only be considered one more time during the period in which it would be eligible.
Questions may be directed to [email protected].
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 three to 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.
Berislav Marušić (Brandeis University), Evidence and Agency: Norms of Belief for Promising and Resolving (Oxford University Press)
Diana Raffman (University of Toronto), Unruly Words (Oxford University Press)
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)