This list of philosophy awards is an index to articles about notable awards related to philosophy. The list shows the country of the organization giving the award. Many of the awards are not limited to people from this country.

Country Award Sponsor Given for
International Avicenna Prize UNESCO Individuals and groups in the field of ethics in science[1]
United States Barwise Prize American Philosophical Association Significant and sustained contributions to areas relevant to philosophy and computing[2]
United States Berggruen Prize Berggruen Institute Thinkers whose ideas have helped us find direction, wisdom, and improved self-understanding in a world being rapidly transformed by profound social, technological, political, cultural, and economic change[3]
Belgium Cardinal Mercier Prize for International Philosophy Université catholique de Louvain Contribution to international philosophy[4][5]
United States Cecil Hemley Memorial Award Poetry Society of America Lyric poem that addresses a philosophical or epistemological concern[6]
Europe E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize Association for Logic, Language and Information Outstanding PhD theses in the fields of Logic, Language, and Information[7]
Germany Elisabeth of Bohemia Prize Bielefeld University Internationally recognized philosopher for outstanding services to research on women in the history of philosophy[8]
Portugal Fernando Gil International Prize for the Philosophy of Science Government of Portugal Work of particular excellence in the domain of philosophy of science, whether regarding general epistemological problems or particular scientific areas
Germany Friedrich Nietzsche Prize Saxony-Anhalt German-language essayistic or philosophical work
Belgium Golden Eurydice Award International Forum for Biophilosophy Outstanding contribution, or contributions over a period, in the field of biophilosophy
United States Hempel Award Philosophy of Science Association Lifetime achievement in the philosophy of science
Norway Holberg Prize Norway Outstanding scholars for work in the arts, humanities, social sciences, law and theology, either within one of these fields or through interdisciplinary work
United States John Fisher award American Society for Aesthetics Original essay in aesthetics
Germany Karl Jaspers Prize City of Heidelberg, Heidelberg University Scientific work of international significance supported by philosophical spirit
United States Kluge Prize John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress Deep intellectual accomplishment in the human sciences
Japan Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy Inamori Foundation Lifetime achievements in the arts and philosophy
Switzerland Lakatos Award Latsis Foundation Outstanding contribution to the philosophy of science, widely interpreted
Germany Meister Eckhart Prize Identity Foundation Thinkers who produce high-quality work on the subject of identity
United States Monograph prize American Society for Aesthetics Outstanding monograph in the philosophy of art or aesthetics
United States Nicholas Rescher Prize for Systematic Philosophy University of Pittsburgh Philosophers who have addressed the historical “big questions” of the field in ways that nevertheless command the respect of specialists
France Jean Nicod Prize French National Centre for Scientific Research Leading philosopher of mind or philosophically oriented cognitive scientist
United States Philosopher's Annual Philosopher's Annual Ten best articles published in philosophy each year
Sweden Rolf Schock Prizes Swedish Royal Academies Logic and Philosophy
Germany Sigmund Freud Prize Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung Scientific prose
United Kingdom Sir Henry Jones Memorial Prize University of Glasgow Moral and political philosophy
Canada Symposium Book Award Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy Books on continental philosophy
Czech Republic The VIZE 97 Prize Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation VIZE 97 People who through their work cross the traditional framework of scientific knowledge, contribute to the understanding of science as an integral part of general culture, and in an unconventional way deal with the fundamental questions of knowledge, being and human existence
United States Weizenbaum Award International Society for Ethics and Information Technology Individual who has “made a significant contribution to the field of information and computer ethics, through his or her research, service, and vision


  1. ^ "Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science - Ministry of Science Research and Technology". Ministry of Science Research and Technology. Retrieved 2017-10-21.
  2. ^ The Barwise Prize website at the IACAP
  3. ^ "The Berggruen Prize". The Berggruen Institute. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  4. ^ "About Fulton J. Sheen - Catholic inspirational tv VHS, DVD, Audio recordings of Life is Worth Living Series". Archived from the original on 2009-03-22. Retrieved 2009-11-05.
  5. ^ "CUA School of Philosophy". Archived from the original on 2008-05-20. Retrieved 2009-01-17.
  6. ^ "Poetry Society of America Awards Guidelines". Archived from the original on 2008-05-02. Retrieved 2008-05-02."PSA Annual Awards Guidelines" Web page at the Web site of the Poetry Society of America, accessed December 18, 2006
  7. ^ FoLLI Publications on Logic, Language and Information.
  8. ^ "Erster Preis zu Ehren einer Philosophin: Prof. Dr. Ulrike Detmers stiftet Philosophinnen-Preis zum 400. Geburtstag von Elisabeth von Böhmen Herford an das Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists der Universität Paderborn". Retrieved 2019-01-28.