Herbert Heidelberger was an important member of
the department from 1967 to 1982, when he died of cancer. Professor
Heidelberger was an inspiring teacher and influential philosopher
and colleague who played an important role in contributing to
the early quality and reputation of the department.
The Heidelberger Prize is awarded in recognition
of outstanding starred papers during an academic year. The prize
carries an award of $200, although its main value is the recognition
it confers upon a paper as an outstanding piece of philosophical
Any starred paper receiving a grade of PASS may
be nominated by a member of the reading committee for that paper.
Nominated papers from both semesters are considered by the full
faculty, and a unanimous vote is required for awarding the prize.
The prize and associated monetary award may be
shared, or not awarded at all. No student may win the prize more