NYU's Sennett Wins Germany's Hegel Prize


New York University Professor Richard Sennett has been named the winner of the 2006 Hegel Prize, which is awarded by the German city of Stuttgart, for his lifetime of achievement in the humanities and social sciences.

Professor Richard Sennett  Photo Credit:  LSE Press Office
Professor Richard Sennett Photo Credit: LSE Press Office

New York University Professor Richard Sennett has been named the winner of the 2006 Hegel Prize, which is awarded by the German city of Stuttgart, for his lifetime of achievement in the humanities and social sciences.

Sennett, also a professor of sociology at the London School of Economics, holds the rank of University Professor at NYU. The title is conferred upon outstanding scholars in recognition of the interdisciplinary dimension of their work.

A renowned social critic, Sennett is the author of The Culture of the New Capitalism (2006), Respect in a World of Inequality (2003), The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism (1998), and Flesh and Stone: The Body and the City in Western Civilization (1994).

The prize, given every three years since 1970, has previously been awarded to German philosopher Jürgen Habermas, American philosopher Donald Davidson, and Italian philosopher of law Norberto Bobbio. The award honors German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, who was born in Stuttgart.

The prize will be awarded to Sennett at a ceremony in early 2007, according to Stuttgart’s city council.


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