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The Stephen Coburn Pepper Prize is awarded to a senior philosophy major in recognition of his or her outstanding philosophical work during their undergraduate career in philosophy.
2005 - Emily A. Given
2004 - Jason Beal
2003 - Pete Osborn
           Tracy Schloss
2002 - Ryan Wepler
2001 - Justin Ehrenwerth
           Markus Johnson
2000 - Brad Reichek
           Scott Bridges
1999 - Dennis D'Angelo
           Katie Quackenbush
1998 - John Brunero
1997 - Michael Barber
1996 - Paul Fontana
1995 - Caleb Mason
1994 - Stephen Warwick
1993 - Sean Holland
            H. Warren Kelly
1992 - Aaron F. Davis
           James V. Hayes
1991 - Richard P. Maine
            Andrew F. Williams
1990 - Margaret Lee Schwarze
1989 - Curtis Daniel Carlson
           James Klimek
1988 - William Tobert (Hank) Whittenberg
1987 - Darin M. Jewell
1986 - Paul Martin
1985 - David Sawtelle
1984 - Paul Arthur
           Brad Livermore
1982 - Wendy Margaret Feuer
1981 - Peter Baye
1979 - David Rice
1976 - T. David Plourde
1975 - David S. Peck
1974 - Wilford H. Neptune
           Gordon E. Welch Jr.
1973 - Heather L. Barnes
1972 - Mitchell Harvey Kaplan
1970 - Robert E. French
1969 - Robert Andrew Stecker
1968 - Linda Kay Brooks
           Ellen S. Saslaw
1967 - Penny Fertel Sadowski
            Susan Leah Mersky
            Nancy Wallace Heilmann
1966 - William Michael Doll
           William Partridge Ingham
1965 - Robert John Hodge
1964 - Raymond Keller Perkins Jr.
1963 - Marjorie Row Walton
           Robert Crespi
1961 - Peter van Ness Denman
1960 - Larry Ray Mitchell

 

The John Alden Clark Memorial Prize is annually awarded to the Colby student whose contest essay excels in philosophical substance, creativity, and originality.

2005 - Chris Suprenant, Kant's Postulate of the Immortality of the Soul

2004 - Phil Scuderi, Aeschylus, Marx, & Ancient Greece:
                               A Theoretical & Literary Critique

           Chris Surprenant, A Reconciliation of Kant's Views on Revolution

2003 - Pete Osborn, Time In, Time Out, or Both: God Settles into a Relationship with Time

2002 - Briana Wright, The Balancing Act: A Response to Frankfurt
           Jason Beal, The Unnecessary Continuous Condition of Courage

2001 - Milan Babik, Political Economy and the Genre of the Novel:
           The Dehumanizing and the Humanizing Face of the Zeitgeist

2000 - Corie Washow, A Heideggerian Approach to the End of Life

1999 - Markus Johnson, Being Choosy

1998 - Brad Reichek, The Wanderer's Prayer

1997 - Katie Quackenbush, The Missing Dialogue: Finding the Philosopher

1996 - Nima Karamouz, God's Complex

1995 - John Costenbader, Uroboric Depth in Sextus Empiricus's Practical Criterion
           Caleb E. Mason, Holistic belief and Aristotelian Akrasia

1994 - Sarah Pohl, The Metaphysics of Peanuts

1993 - Joseph Terry, Nonsense is Useful (Or is that Nonsense?)

1992 - Caleb Mason, The Man Who Mistook His God For A (Very Large) Hat

1991 - Andrew Williams, Biosphere II: Contemporary Scientific Consciousness and
           the Replication of Nature

1990 - Alan Yuodsnukis, Diverse Encounters

1989 - Richard Main, Kripke on Rigid Designation

1988 -Stephen Nason, In Which Po Meets Master Pooh & They Discuss the Nature of Man

1987 - David Fearon, A Kingdom of Ends: A Tragedy in Kantian Morality

1986 - Hans Fajerson, On Imagination as a Higher Faculty

1985 - Jennifer Armstrong, On a Definition of Violence

1984 - David Larkin, Letter from Prison

1983 - Brad Livermore, The Platonic Dialectic: An Unscientific Analysis

1982 - Eugene Bernet, The Evolution of Conditioned Genesis

1981 - Diana Fuss, A Re-evaluation of the Gospels as Literature:
           Essays on Biblical Criticism, Gospel Genre, and The Gospel of Mark

1980 - Jim Lowe, The Theory of the Soul in Plato's Phaedrus

1979 - Nicholas Mencher, Social Interaction and Epictetus' Apatheia

1978 - David M. Rice, Causation and Freedom of the Will

1977 - Thomas Hearne, Self-Defense in Theory and Practice

1976 - Leon Bradbury, Quine and the Indeterminacy of Translation

1975 - Daniel H. Cohen, A Mathematical Look at Socrates' Level of Cognition

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