Robert Brandom, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, is the recipient of the 2019 Jean-Pierre Barricelli Prize for his book A Spirit of Trust: A Reading of Hegel's Phenomenology. The award, given by the International Conference on Romanticism's committee on awards and prizes, recognizes the year's best book in the field of Romanticism studies.
The International Conference on Romanticism has an international members of scholars from every continent, and almost 30 countries, representing disciplines including literary studies, musicology, philosophy, and art history.
Brandom works on the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of logic, on German idealism and neo-pragmatism, and on Wilfrid Sellars. He has delivered the John Locke lectures at Oxford, the Hempel lectures at Princeton, the Howison and Townsend lectures at Berkeley, a William James lecture at Harvard, and the Woodbridge lectures at Columbia. He has held fellowships at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford and at All Souls College Oxford. In 2002 he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2004 he received the Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities Award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, in the amount of $1.5 million.