The London School of Economics and Political Science announces that the 2002 Lakatos Award, of £10,000 for an outstanding contribution to the philosophy of science, goes to:



Penelope Maddy (University of California, Irvine), for her book Naturalism in Mathematics (Oxford University Press, 1997).


Naturalism in Mathematics investigates the issue of how the axioms of set theory, the basis of the whole of mathematics, are justified; and in particular how proposed additional axioms for set theory are to be judged.

Lakatos Award Lecture

8 May 2003, 5.30pm

Old Theatre, London School of Economics

Second Philosophy