Ruth Bader Ginsburg '54 Honored with Prestigious Philosophy Award

By: Jennifer Schuessler,  New York Times
October 23, 2019

She’s already a Supreme Court justice, and a pop-culture action hero. And now, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg can claim another outsize distinction: winner of a $1 million prize.
Justice Ginsburg has been named the recipient of the 2019 Berggruen Prize, which is given annually to a thinker whose ideas “have profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement in a rapidly changing world.”
The previous winners of the prize, which was first awarded in 2016, have all been philosophers. Justice Ginsburg, 86, who was chosen from a pool of more than 500 nominees, will direct the prize money to a charitable or nonprofit organization. Read the full story here.

“Few in our era have done more to bring vital philosophical ideas to fruition in practical affairs than Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” the philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah, chairman of the prize committee, said.