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Arthur Szathmary '37 has won the Phi Beta Kappa Essay Prize for this year with "The Aesthetic Theory of Bergson", it was announced yesterday.
George L. Haskins '35, Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows, Mason Hammond '25, assistant professor of History and of Greek and Latin, and David W. Prall, associate professor of Philosophy, comprised the committee which made the award, fourth of its kind.
In 1933 the Harvard Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa voted to publish every year an essay chosen from among the best distinction theses presented for the A. B. degree in each Department and from the essays submitted for the Bowdoin Prizes.
Purpose conceived was that the book so published should serve as an indication of the best sort of work done in College and as a reward for distinctive originality of thought and approach.
Szathmary concentrated in the Department of Philosophy. His thesis in slightly condensed form received a second Bowdoin Prize. As a book, it will go on sale after publication by the Society, at the Coop and other book stores in September.
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