Céline Leboeuf, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Philosophy, has accepted a tenure-track position in the philosophy department of Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, Florida. She will begin her new position in the fall of 2016.
The Department of Philosophy is once again happy to announce its annual competition for the Francis Bowen Prize and the Bechtel Prize in Philosophy. These awards, given annually to a deserving undergraduate or graduate student for, respectively, the best essay in moral or political philosophy and the best essay on any philosophical topic, are made possible by generous gifts to the department.
The George Plimpton Adams Prize has been awarded to Marc Gasser-Wingate for his dissertation “On Perception’s Role in Aristotle’s Epistemology” (May 2015). Gasser-Wingate joined the philosophy department at Boston University in 2015, where he is an assistant professor.
The Emily and Charles Carrier Prize has been awarded to to Johann Frick for his dissertation “ ‘Making People Happy, Not Making Happy People’: A Defense of the Asymmetry Intuition in Population Ethics” (November 2014). Frick joined the philosophy department at Princeton University in the spring of 2014, where he is an assistant professor. He has a joint appointment with the Center for Human Values.
Elizabeth Miller, currently Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Birmingham (U.K.), has accepted an offer to join the Department of Philosophy at Yale University in the fall of 2015 as Assistant Professor of Philosophy. While at Birmingham, Miller taught courses on the philosophy of science and the mind-body problem.
Céline Leboeuf, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Philosophy, has been selected as one of eight Harvard Horizons Scholars for 2015. This prestigious award recognizes students "whose ideas, innovations, and insights have the potential to reshape their disciplines."
Doctoral student Michael Rabenberg recently published an article entitled "Harm" in the Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy. Rabenberg's article identifies a variety of defects in several recent accounts of harm and proposes a different view to address them.