Canadian philosopher wins Norway’s Holberg Prize
The Holberg International Memorial Prize for 2009 for outstanding scholarly work in the arts and humanities, social sciences, law and theology is awarded to Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto and Collège de France Ian Hacking (photo).
“Ian Hacking is a preeminent philosopher and historian of the sciences. His combination of rigorous philosophical and historical analysis has profoundly altered our understanding of the ways in which key concepts emerge through scientific practices and in specific social and institutional contexts. His work lays bare the normative and social implications of the natural and the social sciences,” stated the Holberg Prize Academic Committee.
The Holberg International Memorial Prize is awarded annually for outstanding scholarly work in the fields of the arts and humanities, social sciences, law and theology. The prize amount is $ 670,500 USD.
The Nils Klim Prize 2009, awarded to young Nordic researchers under 35 years within the academic fields of the Holberg Prize, went to David Kristian Bloch, a senior researcher at the SAXO Institute, University of Copenhagen.
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