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The Holberg Prize 2009

Ian Hacking awarded

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.

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Citation from the Holberg Prize Academic Committee citation:
"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."

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 NOK 4.5 million (Appr. EUR500,000/ USD670,500).

Previous receivers of the Holberg International Memorial Prize are Julia Kristeva, Jürgen Habermas, Shmuel Eisenstadt, Ronald Dworkin and Fredric Jameson.

The Holberg Prize web site