The Hempel Award Recognizing Lifetime Scholarly Achievement in the Philosophy of Science
The Governing Board of the Philosophy of Science Association is pleased to announce the Hempel Award, a biennial award recognizing lifetime scholarly achievement in the philosophy of science. The Hempel Award is named in honor of Carl Gustav Hempel (1905-1997), one of the twentieth century’s leading philosophers of science and an active PSA member for over fifty years. At the invitation of the Governing Board, Carl Hempel’s children, Miranda and Peter Hempel, will announce and present the inaugural Hempel Award prior to the PSA Presidential Address at PSA2012 in San Diego, California, November 15-17, 2012.
The Prize Committee for the Hempel Award will consist of the current PSA Governing Board or its designated subcommittee. Nominations for the Hempel Award should include a CV and between three and five letters of support; the latter should address the nominee’s scholarly achievements, construed broadly to include not only the specific research of the nominee but also the nominee’s larger impact on the scholarly community of philosophers of science (including training and mentorship, public outreach, professional work for the Philosophy of Science Association, and other community-building activities). Self-nominations will be accepted. Nominees and nominators should be members of the Philosophy of Science Association.
Nominations for the Hempel Award should be postmarked no later than June 1, 2012 and sent to:
Gary Hardcastle, PSA Treasurer and Executive Secretary
Department of Philosophy, Bloomsburg University
400 East 2nd St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17837
Nominations cannot be accepted electronically. Questions about the Hempel Award may be directed to Gary Hardcastle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominees and nominators are requested to bear in mind that since this is a new prize, it is likely that there will be a number of highly qualified nominees; re-nomination is welcome if the first nomination is unsuccessful.