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Sanders Book Prize
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Summary

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.


Frequency

Annual

Nomination deadline: February 28, 2015


Award Amount

$7,000 for the Sanders Book Prize


History

The Sanders Book Prize was awarded for the first time in 2013.



Nomination Process

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 prizes@apaonline.org.

Only members may submit nominations; please sign in to access the nomination form.

To submit a nomination, fill out the nomination form.



Selection Process

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.

Previous Awardees

2014

L. A. Paul (UNC-Chapel Hill) and Ned Hall (Harvard University), Causation: A User's Guide (Oxford University Press)

2013

Alfred Mele (Florida State University), Effective Intentions: The Power of Conscious Will (Oxford University Press)

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