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New APA Prizes: Ernest Sosa Prize/Fellowship and Nicholas Rescher Prize

Thursday, September 13, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
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We are pleased to announce that, thanks to the generosity of two anonymous founding donors, the APA has recently established the Ernest Sosa Prize and Fellowship and the Nicholas Rescher Prize. The details of these prizes, which honor two prominent philosophers, are outlined below.

We are writing you to ask you to consider contributing in support of one or both of these prizes. The generosity of the founding donors has enabled us to endow these prizes, but additional donations are needed before the endowments can fully support the prizes. Please consider donating to the Ernest Sosa Prize Endowment and the Nicholas Rescher Prize Fund today.

Nicholas Rescher Prize for Systematic Metaphysics

The Nicholas Rescher Prize will recognize substantial achievement in systematic metaphysics, broadly construed. The winner of the prize, which will be awarded biennially, will present the Nicholas Rescher Prize Lecture at an APA divisional meeting.

Ernest Sosa Prize and Fellowship

The Ernest Sosa Prize will recognize outstanding contributors to epistemology. The winner will present the Ernest Sosa Prize Lecture, expounding upon some substantial contribution in a way that is accessible to a broad philosophical audience, at an APA divisional meeting. The prize will be awarded biennially.

In the future, should the Ernest Sosa Prize Endowment become sufficient to support it, the APA will also award Ernest Sosa Fellowships, which will recognize significant contributors to epistemology who are not more than ten years beyond their terminal degree.

We are deeply grateful to the donors who established these prizes and those who have already contributed. We invite you to join them in supporting the Ernest Sosa Prize Endowment and the Nicholas Rescher Prize Fund.

Further, we are delighted to announce matching donations for both of these funds! An anonymous donor will match up to $5,000 in donations to the Ernest Sosa Prize Endowment, and a second anonymous donor will match up to $5,000 in donations to the Nicholas Rescher Fund Prize Fund. Contributions to the APA are tax-deductible. Please consider making a donation today.

With gratitude,

Amy Ferrer
Executive Director

Robert Audi
Chair, Development Committee


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