Sigmund Freud Prize

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Sigmund Freud Prize
Sigmund Freud LIFE.jpg
Country Germany
Presented by Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung
Reward €12,500
First awarded 1964
Official website

The Sigmund Freud Prize or Sigmund Freud Prize for Scientific Prose is a German literary award named after Sigmund Freud and awarded by the Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung. It was first awarded in 1964.[1]

The Sigmund Freud Prize and Philosophy[edit]

In 1967, the Sigmund Freud Prize was awarded for the first time to a philosopher, Hannah Arendt. To date, ten of its recipients were philosophers writing in the German language, among them Hannah Arendt (1967), Ernst Bloch (1975), Jürgen Habermas (1976), Hans-Georg Gadamer (1979), Hans Blumenberg (1980), Odo Marquard (1984), Günther Anders (1992), Kurt Flasch (2000), Klaus Heinrich (2002), and most recently, Peter Sloterdijk (2005).

Award winners of the past ten years[edit]

Year Winner Nationality Scientific discipline
2012 Ernst-Wolfgang Böckenförde  Germany Law, Philosophy
2011 Arnold Esch  Germany History
2010 Luca Giuliani  Italy Archaeology
2009 Julia Voss  Germany History
2008 Michael Hagner  Germany Medicine, History of Science
2007 Josef H. Reichholf  Germany Evolutionary biology
2006 Johannes Fried  Germany History
2005 Peter Sloterdijk  Germany Philosophy
2004 Karl Schlögel  Germany History
2003 Walter Burkert  Germany Classics

Previous winners[edit]


  1. ^ "Sigmund-Freud-Preis". Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 

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