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CPA Book Prize 2019 | Prix du livre de l'ACP 2019

The CPA Biennial Book Prize - 2019

In philosophy, books are one of the most important means for communicating the results of research; quite often, they represent the culmination of a significant achievement in the course of a philosophical investigation. The Canadian philosophical community is an important contributor, in both English and French, of high quality philosophical research with an international reputation that shows the remarkable dynamism of philosophical life in Canada.

The Canadian Philosophical Association wishes to have these contributions better known and, to this end, has instituted a book prize.

Information about the book prize (pdf)     English version / French version


Winners 2017

Moore, Margaret (Queen's) — A Political Theory of Territory. Oxford University Press, 2015

Narbonne, Jean-Marc (Laval) — Antiquité critique et modernité. Les Belles Lettres, 2016

Kolers, Avery (Louisville) — A Moral Theory of Solidarity. Oxford University Press, 2016

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.


Past CPA Book Prize Winners


Description of the 2019 Book Prize

The Canadian Philosophical Association will award a maximum of three prizes for the best books in philosophy published by members of the Association. The amount of the prizes is determined by available resources. The sponsors of the 2019 Prize are The Cambridge University Press and Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal.

















For a book to be eligible for a prize, it must make a significant contribution to philosophical research.

Text-books, collections of articles by several authors, conference proceedings and translations, except if they are critical editions, are not eligible for a prize. If there is a question about the eligibility of a book, the Selection Committee will have the final say in the matter.

For the 2019 prize, the book must have been published in English or French between October 1, 2016 and October 1, 2018.

The author of the book must be a member in good standing of the Canadian Philosophical Association for 2019 before the deadline of November 7, 2018.


Date of Submission

The book must be submitted to the Executive Director of the Canadian Philosophical Association before before November 7, 2018. Print and digital editions are accepted. Two copies of any information that can help the committee in reaching its decision, such as book reviews, critical notices, etc. should be included.

Two copies of the book and other relevant documents should be sent to the Executive Director of the Canadian Philosophical Association, PO Box 16081 Dundas Dovercourt, Toronto, ON M6J 3W2 or to (NB: For shipments by courier, please contact for further details re: the shipping address) The Selection Committee might require two additional copies of the book if it decides to send the book for external refereeing.


 October 23, 2018