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The Monaco Philosophical Meetings Awards Night has been held at the Oceanographic Museum and the event was marked by a number of highlights, including the award ceremony with jury members.
The ceremony was held on Friday 7th June, and the winners were:
– Marie Garrau, Vulnerability Policy (CNRS Éditions) for the 2019 Prize, awarded to a French-language philosophy book published in the calendar year preceding its award;
– Emma Pallanca for the Lyceen Prize, awarded following a written competition;
– The Beautiful Letters for the Honorary Mention that distinguishes a French-language publisher illustrating itself in the publication of innovative philosophical works.
The evening opened with a lecture by Etienne Bimbenet, winner of the 2018 Prize, on the theme ‘What is philosophy?’. Percussionist Adelaide Ferriere then performed a musical interlude.
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