The Canadian Philosophical Association Biennial Book Prize

The CPA would like to thank warmly the members of the jury and its sponsors, the Cambridge University Press and Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal.

2015 Winners of the CPA Book Prize
  • Sophie-Jan Arrien (Laval), L'inquiétude de la pensée: l'herméneutique de la vie du jeune Heidegger (1919 - 1923) (Paris, France : Presses Universitaires de France) 2014.
  • Bruce Gilbert (Bishop's), The Vitality of Contradiction: Hegel, Politics, and the Dialectic of Liberal-Capitalism (Montreal, QC and Kingston, ON: McGill - Queen's University Press) 2013.
  • Diana Raffman (Toronto), Unruly Words: A Study of Vague Language (New York, NY: Oxford University Press) 2014.
2013 Winners:
  • Thomas de Koninck (Laval), Questions Ultimes
  • Sue Donaldson (Ind. Sch.) and Will Kymlicka (Queen's), Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights
  • Wayne Sumner (Toronto), Assisted Death: a Study in Ethics and Law
  • Kristin Andrews (York), Do Apes Read Minds? Toward a New Folk Psychology
2011 Winners:
  • Avery Kolers, Land, Conflict, and Justice: A Political Theory of Territory (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press) 2009.
  • Arthur Ripstein, Force and Freedom: Kant's Legal and Political Philosophy (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press) 2009.
Honourable Mentions:
  • David Ciavatta, Spirit, the Family, and the Unconscious in Hegel's Philosophy (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press) 2009.
  • Joseph Heath, Following the Rules: Practical Reasoning and Deontic Constraint (New York, NY: Oxford University Press) 2008.
  • John Schellenberg, The Will to Imagine: A Justification of Skeptical Religion (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press) 2009.
  • Stephen Yablo, Thoughts: Philosophical Papers, volume 1 (New York, NY: Oxford University Press) 2008.
2009 Winners
  • Anjan Chakravartty, A Metaphysics for Scientific Realism: Knowing the Unobservable, Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • Michel Seymour, De la tolérance à la reconnaissance, Les éditions du Boréal, 2008.
  • Catherine Wilson, Epicureanism at the Origins of Modernity, Oxford University Press, 2008.
Honourable Mentions:
  • Jeffrey Reid, L'anti-romantique : Hegel contre le romantisme ironique (Québec : Les Presses de l'Université Laval) 2007.
  • John Schellenberg, The Wisdom to Doubt: A Justification of Religious Skepticism (Ithaca: Cornell University Press) 2007.
  • Martin Thibodeau, La théorie esthétique d'Adorno (Rennes : Presses universitaires de Rennes) 2008.
  • Evan Thompson, Mind in Life (Cambridge USA: Harvard University Press) 2007.
  • Sergio Tenenbaum, Appearances of the Good: An Essay on the Nature of Practical Reason (New York: Cambridge University Press) 2007.
  • Bas C. Van Fraassen, Scientific Representation (New York: Oxford University Press) 2008.
2007 Winners
  • Claude Panaccio, Ockham on Concepts, Ashgate, 2004.
  • Kenneth Dorter, The Transformation of Plato's  ‘Republic', Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2006.
  • Louis Valcke,  Pic de la Mirandole. Un itinéraire philosophique, Les Belles Lettres, 2005.
Honourable Mentions
  • Ralph Pred,  Onflow:  Dynamics of Consciousness and Experience, MIT Press, 2005.
  • Paul Thagard, Hot Thought: Mechanisms and Applications of Emotional Cognition,  MIT Press, 2006.
  • Rebecca Kukla, Mass Hysteria: Medicine, Culture, and Mothers' Bodies, Rowman and Littlefield  Publishers, 2005.
  • Dale Turner, This Is Not a Peace Pipe: Towards a Critical Indigenous Philosophy, University of Toronto  Press, 2006
  • Syliane Malinowski-Charles, Affects et conscience chez Spinoza. L'automatisme dans le progrès éthique,  Georg Olms Verlag, 2004.
  • Michel Seymour,  L'institution du langage, Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 2005.
Winners 2005
  • Christine Overall, Aging, Death, and Human Longevity (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press) 2003
  • John Russon, Human Experience: Philosophy, Neurosis, and the Elements of Everyday Life (Albany: State University of New York) 2003
  • Ronald de Sousa, Évolution et rationalité (Paris : Presses Universitaires de France) 2004
Honourable Mentions
  • Roger Shiner Freedom of Commercial Expression (Oxford: Oxford University Press) 2003
  • Jason Holt, Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness (Peterborough: Broadview Press) 2003
  • Sébastien Charles, Berkeley au siècle des lumières (Pari : Vrin) 2003
Winners 2003
  • Joseph Heath, Communicative Action and Rational Choice (Cambridge: MIT Press) 2001.
  • Richard Bodéüs, Aristote [Catégories] (Paris: Les Belles Lettres) 2001.
  • Fred Wilson, The Logic and Methodology of Science in Early Modern Thought (Toronto: University of Toronto Press) 1999.
Honourable Mentions
  • Jean-Marc Narbonne, Hénologie, Ontologie et Ereignis (Paris: Les Belles Lettres) 2001.
  • Alan Richardson, Carnap's Construction of the World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) 1998.
  • Kok-Chor Tan, Toleration, Diversity, and Global Justice (University Park: Pennsylvania University Press) 1998.
Winners 2000
  • Arthur Ripstein, Equality, Responsibility and the Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) 1999
  • Claude Panaccio, Le discours intérieur : de Platon à Ockham (Paris : Éditions du Seuil) 1999.
  • Henry Harris, Hegel's Ladder (Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co) 1997.


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