Berggruen Prize

The Berggruen Prize is awarded by the Berggruen Institute annually to a thinker whose ideas are of broad significance for shaping human self-understanding and the advancement of humanity. It seeks to recognize and encourage philosophy in the ancient sense of the love of wisdom and in the 18th Century sense of intellectual inquiry into all the basic questions of human knowledge. It rewards thinkers whose ideas are intellectually profound but also able to inform practical and public life across the range of world civilizations.[1]

In 2016, the prize was awarded to philosopher Charles Taylor.


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