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Erasmus Prize 2013 awarded to Jürgen Habermas

01.02.2013

Jürgen Habermas will be awarded the Erasmus Prize 2013 by the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation.

The jury states: »For over 50 years, Jürgen Habermas has been one of the leading thinkers in the fields of sociology, philosophy and politics. [...] He is sharp and critical in his political analysis, but at the same time optimistic about the future of a democratic Europe. He beliefs in the debate, in ratio as the source of politics and in the equality of man. With his humanistic views and commitment to the future of Europe he embodies the Erasmian values the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation holds so dear.«

The Erasmus Prize is an annual award with a prize money of Euro 150.000. The award ceremony will take place in autumn this year.

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