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On Sunday, 13 March 2022, the first Gadamer Prize was awarded to the American philosopher Charles Larmore. As an opening to the festive event, Carsten Dutt spoke as president of the Hans-Georg Gadamer Society in the old auditorium of Heidelberg University. Remarks were subsequently offered to those in attendance by Prof. Dr. Matthias Weidemüller, vice-rector of the University of Heidelberg, and Andrea Gadamer, the daughter of Hans-Georg Gadamer. Prof. Dr. Rainer Forst of Goethe University Frankfurt delivered the laudation for Charles Larmore under the title “Getting to the Bottom of Things” (“Auf den Grund gehen”). The prizewinner offered an acceptance speech under the title “An Intellectual Connection from Afar” (“Eine Geistesverwandtschaft aus der Ferne”), a philosophical self-portrait in critical dialogue with Gadamer’s hermeneutics. Following the prize ceremony, the Gadamer grantees for the year 2022 were announced—Max Forster (Stanford University, USA) and Janice Trinh (Université de Montréal, Canada).