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Last updated: March 2021

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JHP Book Prize and Article Prize

Each year the JHP awards an Article Prize to an article published in the previous year’s volume, and a Book Prize to a book published in the previous year (according to the copyright date) which deserves special recognition for its contribution to the history of Western philosophy. 

For the Book Prize, publishers (not authors) may nominate books by submitting a hard copy to the Book Review Editor for consideration. The nomination and book must be received by January 1 following the year for which the prize is to be awarded.

Past Book Prize Winners

2006

Eric Watkins.  Kant and the Metaphysics of Causality.  Cambridge-New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.


2007
Michael Moriarty.  Fallen Nature, Fallen Selves: Early Modern French Thought II.  Oxford-New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

2008
Terence Irwin.  The Development of Ethics. Volume 1: From Socrates to the Reformation.  Oxford-New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

2009
Paul Russell.  The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion.  Oxford-New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

2010
Lodi Nauta.  In Defense of Common Sense: Lorenzo Valla's Critique of Scholastic Philosophy.  I Tatti Studies in Italian Renaissance History.  Cambridge, MA-London: Harvard University Press, 2009.

2011
Ursula Renz.  Die Erklärbarkeit  von Erfahrung. Subjektivität und Realismus in Spinozas Theorie des menschlichen Geistes. Frankfurt-a-M.: Verlag Vittorio Klostermann, 2010.
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2012
Peter R. Anstey. John Locke and Natural Philosophy. Oxford-New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

2013
Jan A. Aertsen. Medieval Philosophy as Transcendental Thought from Philip the Chancellor (ca. 1225) to Francisco Suarez. Leiden:  Brill, 2012.

2014
Josef Stern. The Matter and Form of Maimonides’  Guide. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013.

2015
Frederick C. Beiser. The Genesis of Neo-Kantianism 1796–1880. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

2016
Donald C. Ainslie. Hume's True Scepticism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.

2017
Shelley Weinberg. Consciousness in Locke. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.
 
2018
Han Thomas Adriaenssen. Representation and Scepticism from Aquinas to Descartes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

2019
Richard T. W. Arthur. Monads, Composition, and Force: Ariadnean Threads Through Leibniz’s Labyrinth. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.


2020
Sanford Shieh. Necessity Lost: Modality and Logic in Early Analytic Philosophy, vol. 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.
Honorable mention for Ada Bronowski, The Stoics on Lekta: All There Is to Say. Oxford. Oxford University Press, 2019. 

2021
Karen Ng. Hegel's Concept of Life: Self-Consciousness, Freedom, Logic. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020.
 
Past Article Prize Winners
2005
Lorne Falkenstein, "Condillac's Paradox" (vol. 43: 403-35)

2006
Robert Stern, "Hegel's Doppelsatz: A Neutral Reading" (vol. 44: 235-66).

2007
Lucy Allais, "Kant's Idealism and the Secondary Quality Analogy" (vol. 45: 459-84)

2008
Richard Foley, "Plato's Undividable Line: Contradiction and Method in Republic VI" (vol. 46: 1-24)

2009
Justin Steinberg, "Spinoza on Civil Liberation" (vol. 47: 35-58)

2010
Suzanne Obdrzalek, "Moral Transformation and the Love of Beauty in Plato's Symposium" (vol. 48: 415-44)

2011
Mogens Laerke, "Spinoza's Cosmological Argument in the Ethics" (vol. 49: 439-62)

2012
Brady Bowman, "Spinozist Pantheism and the Truth of 'Sense Certainty': What the Eleusinian Mysteries Tell us about Hegel's Phenomenology" (vol. 50: 85-110)


2013
Andrew Roche, "Transcendental Idealism: A Proposal" (vol. 51: 589-615)


2014
Christiana Olfert, "Aristotle's Conception of Practical Truth" (vol. 52: 205-31)

2015
Thérèse Scarpelli Cory, "Rethinking Abstractionism: Aquinas's Intellectual Light and Some Arabic Sources" (vol. 53: 607-46)

2016
Jean-Luc Solère, "The Coherence of Bayle's Theory of Toleration" (vol. 54: 21-46)

2017
Clare Carlisle, "Spinoza's Acquiescentia" (vol. 55: 209-36)

2018
Dario Perinetti, "Hume at La Flèche: Skepticism and the French Connection"
(vol. 56: 45-74)

2019
Jessica Moss and Whitney Schwab, "The Birth of Belief" (vol. 57: 1-32)

Honorable Mention for Jon McGinnis, “A Continuation of Atomism: Shahrastānī on the Atom and Continuity” (vol. 57: 595-619)

2020
Jari Kaukua, "Avicenna's Outsourced Rationalism" (vol. 58: 215-40)


2021
Matthew D. Walker "Aristotle's Eudemus and the Propaedeutic Use of the Dialogue Form"
(vol. 59: 399-427)