Emanuel Miller Prize

By a bequest under the Will of Dr Emanuel Miller, St John's College received a sum of money for the establishment of a prize in the Philosophy of Science.   

The prize of £300 will be awarded to the writer of the best essay, not exceeding 10,000 words, on a topic chosen by the competitor within the realm of the Philosophy of Science with special reference to the behavioural sciences (psychology and social science).  Any candidate who is in doubt as to whether the chosen topic lies within the specified field should contact the Master’s Assistant.    

All members of the University are eligible to apply.  

Essays must be submitted to the Master’s Assistant by email, to s.l.mansfield@joh.cam.ac.uk, by 1 October 2024.  

Please note the College Council reserves the right not to make an award in any year when it judges that there is no candidate of sufficient merit.  

* The winner of the 2023 Emanuel Miller Prize is Ina Jäntgen, of Trinity College. Her essay is entitled: The more effective, the better…or the worse? Mean differences and rational decision-making.

* The winner of the 2022 Emanuel Miller Prize was Cristian Larroulet Philippi, of St Edmund's College. His essay is entitled: Is Measurement in the Human Sciences Doomed? On the Quantity Objection. Cristian also won the Prize in 2020.

* The winner of the 2021 Emanuel Miller Prize was Elspeth Davies, King's College.

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