Every year, the Eastern Division of the Society of Women in Philosophy has the honor of presenting the Distinguished Woman Philosopher Award. Past recipients have represented extraordinary scholarship in metaphysics, epistemology, political philosophy, ethics, philosophy of science, and numerous other sub-disciplines of philosophy. The Award seeks to recognize women whose contributions reflect outstanding merit and are worthy of special recognition. We have also recognized the efforts of women philosophers to support other women in the field through teaching, mentoring or other means.


The award is open to all who identify as women.