|Sigmund Freud Prize|
|Presented by||Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung|
The Sigmund Freud Prize or Sigmund Freud Prize for Academic Prose (German Sigmund Freud-Preis für wissenschaftliche Prosa) is a German literary award named after Sigmund Freud and awarded by the Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung (German Academy for Language and Literature). It was first awarded in 1964.
In 1967, the Sigmund Freud Prize was awarded for the first time to a philosopher, Hannah Arendt. As of 2006[update], ten of its recipients were philosophers writing in the German language, among them Hannah Arendt (1967), Ernst Bloch (1975), Jürgen Habermas (1976), Hans-Georg Gadamer (1979), Hans Blumenberg (1980), Odo Marquard (1984), Günther Anders (1992), Kurt Flasch (2000), Klaus Heinrich (2002), and most recently, Peter Sloterdijk (2005).
The Sigmund Freud Prize is amongst the most prestigious academic prizes in Germany.