We are pleased to announce that four LSE Philosophy students have been awarded with the Popper Prize and The John Watkins Memorial Prize 2021-22 – Congratulations!
The Popper award has been awarded jointly to Cecily Whiteley for her paper ‘Depression as a Disorder of Consciousness’, which has been published in the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, and to James Wills for his paper ‘Classical particle indistinguishability, precisely’, which has also been published in the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.
The John Watkins Memorial Prize has been awarded jointly to Margherita Harris for her paper ‘The epistemic value of independent lies: false analogies and equivocations’, which has been published in Synthese, and to Ze’ev Goldschmidt for his paper ‘Foundations for Knowledge-Based Decision Theories’.
About the prizes
The Popper Prize
The Popper Prize is offered every two years, for distinguished achievement in graduate work in an area of philosophy to which Karl Popper made significant contributions. All current postgraduate research students in the Department are eligible for the award. Sir Karl Popper founded the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at LSE in 1946 and is known as one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century.
The John Watkins Memorial Prize
The John Watkins Memorial Prize is offered every year to continuing students, graduate or undergraduate, for distinguished achievement in any of the areas in which Professor John Watkins worked. All current postgraduate research students in the Department are eligible for the award. John Watkins was Professor of Philosophy at the London School of Economics from 1966 until his retirement in 1989. After his retirement, Watkins played a leading role in establishing the Lakatos Award in the Philosophy of Science.