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Hermes Award:
A Book of the Year in
Phenomenological Hermeneutics

The 2001 Hermes Award

Jean Grondin
Hans-George Gadamer: Ein Biographie (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1999)
Laudatio

Paul Ricœur
La Mémoire, l'histoire, l'oubli (Paris: Le Seuil, 2000)
Laudatio

Martha C. Nussbaum
Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001)

Laudatio

The 2002 Hermes Award

Dennis Schmidt
On Germans and Other Greeks: Tragedy and Ethical Life (Indiana University Press, 2001)
Laudatio

Jean Grondin
The Philosophy of Hans-George Gadamer, trans. Kathryn Plant
(Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002)

Laudatio

Jean-Luc Marion
Being Given: Toward a Phenomenology of Givenness, trans. Jeffrey L. Kosky
(Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univerity Press, 2002)

Laudatio

The 2003 Hermes Award

Michael Forster
Herder: Philosophical Writings (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002)
Laudatio

John Milbank
Being Reconciled: Ontology and Pardon (London: Routledge, 2003)
Laudatio

James Mensch
Ethics and Selfhood: Alterity and the Phenomenology of Obligation (Albany, N.Y.: SUNY, 2203)
Laudatio

The 2004 Hermes Award

Richard Kearney
On Paul Ricœur: The Owl of Minerva (Hants: Ashgate, 2004)
Laudatio

Jean Greisch
Le Buisson ardent et les Lumières de la Raison: L'invention de la philosophie de la religion, 3 vols.
(Paris: Ed. du Cerf, 2002-2004)

Laudatio

Judith Butler
Precarious Life: Powers of Violence and Mourning (New York: Verso, 2004)
Undoing Gender (New York: Routledge, 2004)

Laudatio

The 2005 Hermes Award

Kathy Hannah Eden
Hermeneutics and the Rhetorical Tradition:
Chapters in the Ancient Legacy and Its Humanist Reception

(New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2005)

Laudatio

Juhani Pallasmaa
The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses (New York: John Wiley, 2005)
Laudatio

Maria Luísa Portocarrero Silva
Horizontes de Hermenêutica em Paul Ricoeur (Coimbra: Ariadne, 2005)
Laudatio

The 2006 Hermes Award

Nicholas Davey
Unquiet Understanding: Gadamer's Philosophical Hermeneutics
(Albany: State University of New York Press, 2006)

Laudatio

Günter Figal
Gegenständlichkeit: Das Hermeneutische und die Philosophie (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2006)
Laudatio

Alberto Perez-Gomez
Built upon Love: Architectural Longing after Ethics and Aesthetics 
(Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2006)

Laudatio

The 2007 Hermes Award

Daniel M. Gross
The Secret History of Emotion: From Aristotle's Rhetoric to Modern Brain Science
(Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2006)

Laudatio

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
The Power of the Word: Scripture and the Rhetoric of Empire (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007)
Laudatio

Jeff Malpas
Heidegger's Topology: Being, Place, World  (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2007)
Laudatio

The 2008 Hermes Award

John T. Hamilton
Music, Madness, and the Unworking of Language
(New York: Columbia University Press, 2008)

Laudatio

Douglas Hedley
Living Forms of the Imagination (London: t&t clark, 2008)
Laudatio

John Sallis
Transfigurements: On the True Sense of Art  (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008)
Laudatio

The 2009 Hermes Award

James Mensch
Embodiments: From the Body to the Body Politic
(Evanston. Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2009)

Laudatio

Holger Zaborowski
Spielräume der Freiheit. Zur Hermeneutik des Menschseins (Freiburg i. Br.: Karl Alber, 2009)
Laudatio

Donatella Di Cesare
Gadamer: Ein philosophisches Porträt  (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2009)
Laudatio

The 2010 Hermes Award

Gianni Vattimo
The Responsibility of the Philosopher, ed. Franca D'Agostini
(New York: Columbia University Press, 2010)

Laudatio

Andrzej Wierciński
Hermeneutics between Philosophy and Theology:
The Imperative to Think the Incommensurable 
(Zürich: LIT Verlag, 2010)

Laudatio

Ann O'Byrne
Natality and Finitude  (Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 2010)
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The 2011 Hermes Award

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
Stimmungen lesen: Über eine verdeckte Wirklichkeit der Literatur (Müchen: Carl Hanser Verlage, 2011)
Atmosphere, Mood, Stimmung: On a Hidden Potential of Literature (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012)
Laudatio

Paul Fairfield
Philosophical Hermeneutics Reinterpreted: Dialogues with Existentialism, Pragmatism, Critical Theory and Postmodernism (London: Bloomsbury, 2011)
Laudatio

Juhani Pallasmaa
The Embodied Image: Imagination and Imagery in Architecture 
(Chichester: Wiley & Sons Publishers, 2011)
Laudatio

The 2012 Hermes Award

James Risser
The Life of Understanding: A Contemporary Hermeneutics
(Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 2012)

Laudatio

Tomáš Halik
Night of the Confessor: Christian Faith in an Age of Uncertainty (New York: Doubleday/Image, 2012)
Laudatio

Jane Shaw
A Practical Christianity: Working on Transforming Our Lives  (London: SPCK Publishing, 2012)
Laudatio

The 2013 Hermes Award

Babette Babich
The Hallelujah Effect: Philosophical Reflections on Music, Performance Practice, and Technology
(Surrey: Ashgate, 2013)

Laudatio

Gary B. Madison
On Suffering: Philosophical Reflections on What It Means To Be Human 
(Hamilton: McMaster Innovation Press/Les Erables, 2013)

Laudatio

Barbara Weber
Zwischen Vernunft und Mitgefühl: Jürgen Habermas und Richard Rorty im Dialog über Wahrheit, politische Kultur und Menschenrechte and
Vernunft, Mitgefühl und Körperlichkeit:
Eine phänomenologische Rekonstruktion des politischen Raumes

  (Freiburg i.Br.: Alber, 2013)
Laudatio

The 2014 Hermes Award

Nicholas Davey
Unfinished Worlds: Hermeneutics, Aesthetics and Gadamer
(Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013)

Laudatio

Donatella Di Cesare
Utopia of Understanding: Between Babel and Auschwitz
(Albany, N.Y.: SUNY, 2013)

Laudatio

John D. Caputo
The Insistence of God: A Theology of Perhaps (Bloomington, Ind. Indiana University Press, 2013)
Laudatio

The 2015 Hermes Award

John Sallis
Senses of Landscape (Evanston, Ind.: Northwestern University Press, 2015)
and Klee's Mirror (Albany, N.Y.: SUNY, 2015)

Laudatio

John D. Caputo
Hoping against Hope: Confessions of a Postmodern Pilgrim
(Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 2015)

Laudatio

William Pinar
Educational Experience as Lived: Knowledge, History, Alterity (London, Routledge, 2015)
Laudatio

The 2016 Hermes Award

Jeffrey Andrew Barash
Collective Memory and the Historical Past (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016)
Laudatio

Charles Taylor
The Language Animal: The Full Shape of the Human Linguistic Capacity
(Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2016)

Laudatio

Jean-Luc Marion
Givenness and Revelation, Gifford Lectures (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016)
Laudatio

The 2017 Hermes Award

Frederick G. Lawrence
The Fragility of Consciousness: Faith, Reason, and the Human Good ed. Randall S. Rosenberg and Kevin M. Vander Schel (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017)
Laudatio

Yvanka B. Raynova
Sein, Sinn und Werte: Phänomenologische und hermeneutische Perspektiven des europäischen Denkens
(Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang, 2017)
Laudatio

Maurizio Enrico Vittorio Ferraris
Postverità e altri enigma (Bologna: il Mulino, 2017)
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The 2018 Hermes Award

John T. Hamilton
Philology of the Flesh (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2018)
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Hans Ruin
Being with the Dead: Burial, Ancestral Politics, and the Roots of Historical Consciousness
(Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2018)
Laudatio

Thomas Fuchs
Ecology of the Brain: The Phenomenology and Biology of the Embodied Mind
(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018)
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The 2019 Hermes Award

Martha C. Nussbaum
The Cosmopolitan Tradition: A Nobel but Flawed Ideal
(Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2019)

Laudatio

Andrzej Wierciński
Existentia Hermeneutica: Understanding as the Mod of Being in the World and
Hermeneutics of Education: Exploring and Experiencing the Unpredictability of Education
(Zürich: LIT Verlag, 2019)
Laudatio

Saulius Geniusas
The Phenomenology of Pain (Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2019)
Laudatio

The 2020 Hermes Award

Judith Butler
The Force of Nonviolence: An Ethico-Political Bind
(New York: Verso, 2020)

Laudatio

David Leatherbarrow
Building Time: Architecture, Event, and Experience (London: Bloomsbury, 2020)
Laudatio

David W. Tracy
Fragments: The Existential Situation of Our Time: Selected Essays, vol. 1 
and Filaments: Theological Profiles: Selected Essays, vol. 2
(Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2020)
Laudatio

The 2021 Hermes Award

Richard Kearney
Touch: Recovering Our Most Vital Sense (New York: Columbia University Press, 2021)
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Jeff Malpas and Kenneth White
The Fundamental Field: Thought, Poetics, World (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2021)
Laudatio

William Franke
Dante's Paradiso and the Theological Origins of Modern Thought: Toward a Speculative Philosophy of Self-Reflection (London: Routledge, 2021)
The Divind Vision of Dant'e Paradiso: The Metaphysics of Representation
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021)
and Dante's Vita Nuova and the New Testaments: Hermeneutics and the Poetics of Revelation

(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021)
Laudatio