Sigmund Freud Prize

Sigmund Freud Prize
Country Germany
Presented by Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung
Reward(s) €12,500
First awarded 1964
Official website

The Sigmund Freud Prize or Sigmund Freud Prize for Scientific Prose (German Sigmund Freud-Preis für wissenschaftliche Prosa) is a German literary award named after Sigmund Freud and awarded by the Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung. It was first awarded in 1964.[1]

The Sigmund Freud Prize and philosophy

In 1967, the Sigmund Freud Prize was awarded for the first time to a philosopher, Hannah Arendt. To date, ten of its recipients were philosophers writing in the German language, among them Hannah Arendt (1967), Ernst Bloch (1975), Jürgen Habermas (1976), Hans-Georg Gadamer (1979), Hans Blumenberg (1980), Odo Marquard (1984), Günther Anders (1992), Kurt Flasch (2000), Klaus Heinrich (2002), and most recently, Peter Sloterdijk (2005).



  1. "Sigmund-Freud-Preis". Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
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