The American Society for Aesthetics is pleased to announce the winning essay for the 2017 John Fisher Memorial Prize, an award for an original essay in aesthetics, created in memory of the late John Fisher, editor of The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism from 1973 to 1988.
The Prize is intended to foster the development of new talent in the field of aesthetics. The competition is limited to those persons who have completed the terminal degree in their field and are in the early stages of participation in their profession.
The winning essay is "Kant on Informed Pure Judgments of Taste," by Emine Hande Tuna. Dr. Tuna recently completed her doctoral studies in philosophy at the University of Alberta. The amount of the Prize is $1,000, and the winning essay will be published in The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. The author will also be invited to read the paper at the annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics in November 2017.