The Swedes are good with prizes. The annual Rolf Schock Prize is perhaps the "Nobel Prize" for analytic philosophy. In fact, it's Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien (Royal Science Academy) who are behind the Rolf Schock Prize as well. Here's the announcement.
THE 2008 ROLF SCHOCK PRIZE IN LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award Professor Thomas Nagel, of New York University, the 2008 Rolf Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy. This is the eighth time the Prize has been awarded. Earlier laureates are W.V. Quine, M. Dummett, D. Scott, J. Rawls, S. Kripke, S. Feferman and J. Hintikka.
SYMPOSIUM FOR THOMAS NAGEL
21 October 2008. At the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm.
The 2008 Rolf Schock laureate in logic and philosophy, Thomas Nagel, has made important contributions to many areas within philosophy, especially the philosophy of mind, epistemology, metaphysics and political philosophy. This symposium in honor of Thomas Nagel will focus on some central themes in his thinking, namely what it means to have reasons for beliefs and for actions, and the possibility to reduce all knowledge to science.
10.30 ”Realism about Reasons"
Thomas Scanlon, Harvard University, U.S.A
John Broome, Oxford University, U.K
15.30 "Antireductionism and the Natural Order"
Thomas Nagel, New York University, U.S.A
No registration is required to attend the symposium. Lunch will be at the participants own expense.
If you have any questions regarding the symposium please contact Programcoordinator Astrid Auraldsson (email@example.com).
More information about the Rolf Schock Prize can be found on www.kva.se