Annette Baier Prize

Annette Claire Baier 1929 - 2012 was a New Zealand philosopher and Hume scholar, focused in particular on Hume's moral psychology.

The Australasian Association of Philosophy offers an annual monetary prize for an outstanding philosophical paper or book chapter published by an Australasian woman during the previous calendar year. The prize is awarded during the Presidential Address at annual conference each July.

This Prize is sponsored by Taylor and Francis, publisher of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy and the Australasian Philosophical Review.

Annette Baier Prize Judging Criteria

The sole criterion for the Prize is philosophical merit. The judging panel will consider and score the entries on:

1.Overall impression of merit , 2. Originality,  3. Scholarship,  4. Clarity of expression


The prize is open to female professional philosophers who are actively engaged in an Australasian higher education and/or research institution. ‘Professional philosopher’ includes Research Higher Degree students. Entries must appear in print (or in final form if the publication is online only) in 2020 to be eligible. If the piece appears first online and then in hard copy in different years, it may be submitted in either of those years, but may only be submitted once. The prize is open to published papers or book chapters (i.e. chapters in edited anthologies, (not monographs)) in any area of philosophy. 

In addition

  • Only single-authored entries are eligible
  • If the author has Australasian and non-Australasian affiliations, the paper needs to be published under at least one Australasian affiliation (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore)

Please note the following change in procedure: Entries must be submitted as a PDF for blind review with all names, contact details, publication name and other identifying features redacted.

Submissions open in November each year. The closing date for entries is February 28 in any year at 6pm AEDT. Please note: late entries will not be accepted.

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