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Prof. Charles Kahn wins Werner Jaeger Award

Professor Emeritus Charles H. Kahn has been awarded the inaugural Werner Jaeger Award by the German Gesellschaft für antike Philosophie (GANPH).  The award is intended to honour a famous and outstanding senior scholar in the field of ancient Philosophy and is named in honor of Werner Jaeger, one of the most influential figures in the study of ancient philosophy in the first half of the twentieth century.  The prize will be awarded in September in the city of Nettal, where Jaeger was born in 1888, and where Professor Kahn will deliver the inaugural Werner Jaeger Lecture.  Professor Kahn was a member of the Philosophy faculty at Penn from 1966 until his retirement in 2012.  His latest book, Plato and the Post Socratic Dialogue, was published in 2013 by Cambridge University Press.