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2018 John Dewey Prize: Call for Submissions

The 2018 John Dewey Prize

The Society for US Intellectual History (S-USIH) is pleased to announce the inaugural John Dewey Prize.  The prize honors an excellent book of original research published between 2015-17 on the history of American philosophy, broadly understood. S-USIH currently awards its annual book prize for the best work in American intellectual history, and will continue to do so. The Dewey Award supplements the already existing book prize by recognizing the history of philosophy and formal argumentation as a distinct area of study within the broader field of intellectual history.  But, in the spirit of Dewey, the prize will also consider “philosophy” to refer to a broader domain than a narrow and technical definition of the discipline of philosophy might allow.  The author need not be an academic.  The book, however, must have a copyright of 2015, 2016, or 2017.

By January 31, 2018, please send one copy of your submission(s) to each of the three members of the award committee:

Robert Westbrook, chair

330 Capen Road
Brockport, NY 14420

P. MacKenzie Bok

William James Hall, 3rd Floor
33 Kirkland St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Bruce Kuklick
210 West Rittenhouse Square
Apt. 2501
Philadelphia, PA 19103

We expect to announce the winner in April 2018.

The Society is delighted to honor the legacy of The John Dewey Foundation, its commitment to the scholarly study of the work of Dewey and American philosophy, and are eager to support one aspect of that legacy: the commitment to the historical study of philosophy and formal thought.

For further information contact:

Kevin M. Schultz
President, S-USIH
Professor of History, University of Illinois at Chicago
[email protected]