Graduate News

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Céline Leboeuf accepts tenure-track position at FIU

March 10, 2016

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.

In 2015, Leboeuf was selected as one of eight Harvard Horizons Scholars. This prestigious award recognizes students "whose ideas, innovations, and insights have the potential to reshape their disciplines."

2016 Prize Announcements

2016 Prize Announcements

March 10, 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.

This year the deadline for submission is April 25th at 5:00 PM. Interested undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

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Marc Gasser-Wingate awarded Adams Prize

November 10, 2015

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.

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Johann Frick awarded Carrier Prize

November 10, 2015

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.

Céline Leboeuf named Harvard Horizons Scholar

Céline Leboeuf named Harvard Horizons Scholar

February 19, 2015

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."

Harvard Horizons Scholars receive targeted mentoring, support for professional development, coaching in public presentation, and the opportunity to present a public talk about their research at the Harvard Horizons Symposium.

Michael Rabenberg publishes "Harm" in JESP

Michael Rabenberg publishes "Harm" in JESP

January 10, 2015

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.