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Zoe Jenkin awarded Bechtel Prize

May 30, 2018
Doctoral student Zoe Jenkin was recently awarded the Bechtel Prize by the Harvard University Department of Philosophy for her essay "The Epistemic Role of Core Cognition." The prize was established through the generosity of Edwin D. Bechtel and is awarded annually for the best essay on a philosophical subject. Read more about Zoe Jenkin awarded Bechtel Prize
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Sandy Diehl awarded Bowen Prize

May 30, 2018
Doctoral student Sandy Diehl was recently awarded the Bowen Prize by the Harvard University Department of Philosophy for his essay "Why Immanent Critique?" The prize, established in 1938 by a bequest from Miss Maria Bowen as a memorial to her father who held the Alford professorship of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity from 1853 to 1889, is awarded annually for the best essay upon a subject in moral or political philosophy. Read more about Sandy Diehl awarded Bowen Prize
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Student prizes awarded for 2016-17

June 12, 2017

The Department of Philosophy recently announced the winners for the Bechtel, Bowen, Carrier, and Adams awards for 2016-17.

The Bechtel Prize is funded through the generosity of Edwin Bechtel and is awarded to a graduate and undergraduate annually for the best essays on any philosophical subject. The Bowen Prize was established in 1938 by a bequest from Miss Maria Bowen as a memorial to her father, Francis Bowen, who held the Alford professorship of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Polity from 1853 to 1889. A graduate and undergraduate prize is conferred annually...

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Graduate students named Edmond J Safra Graduate Fellows for 2017-18

May 18, 2017

Two of the department's graduate students were recently named Edmond J Safra Graduate Fellows for the 2017-18 academic year. Diana Acosta-Navas and Noel Dominguez will join six other Safra Graduate Fellows in the fall. In addition to working on their research projects, the fellows will particpate in a weekly seminar devoted to the reading of selected works in moral and political philosophy and discussion of "research problems and strategies common to the study of practical and professional ethics." The Department of Philosophy offers its warm congratulations to Diana and Noel.

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Patricia Marechal awarded Derek C Bok Award

Patricia Marechal awarded Derek C Bok Award

April 25, 2017

The Department of Philosophy is proud to announce that Patricia Marechal is one of five recipients in 2017 of the Derek C Bok Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching of Undergraduates.  The Graduate School announced the establishment of the Derek C. Bok Awards for Excellence in the Teaching of Undergraduates in 2008.  These awards are made possible by an endowment gift from Jean F. Nathan and David G. Nathan ('51, M.D. '55).  Five awards of $1,000 each are offered annually.

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Céline Leboeuf (PhD 2016) to join Penn State as Mellon Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar

April 24, 2017

During the 2017-2018 academic year, Céline Leboeuf—currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Florida International University—will join the Department of Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University as an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar. In February of 2017, the philosophy department at Penn State announced its receipt of an...

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Doctoral students receive Bok Center Distinction in Teaching Awards

Doctoral students receive Bok Center Distinction in Teaching Awards

March 13, 2017

Six doctoral students in the Department of Philosophy were recently honored by Harvard's Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning for their excellence in teaching during the fall of 2016. Each semester, the Bok Center presents Certificates of Distinction and Excellence to teaching fellows, teaching assistants, and course assistants who have received an overall rating of 4.50 or higher on the university's Q evaluations. The six students recognized this past fall are as follows:

Olivia Bailey (PHIL 97)
Javier Caride (PHIL 97)
Jen Nguyen (PHIL 120)
Wendy Salkin (PHIL 98)
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Becca Rothfeld nominated for ASME award

January 30, 2017

The Department of Philosophy is proud to announce that doctoral candidate Becca Rothfeld has been nominated for an Ellie Award by the American Society of Magazine Editors. Founded in 1966, the awards "honor print and digital publications that consistently demonstrate superior execution of editorial objectives, innovative techniques, noteworthy journalistic enterprise and imaginative design." Rothfeld, who was nominated for her essay...

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Prescott-Couch publishes "Explanation and Manipulation" in Noûs

November 15, 2016

Alexander Prescott-Couch (Harvard University, PhD) has had his article "Explanation and Manipulation" accepted for publication in the journal Noûs. Prescott-Couch, who is currently a postodoctoral associate at MIT, received his PhD from Harvard in 2015 for his dissertation Rational Reconstruction and the Construction of an Interlocutor, which combined work in democratic theory and philosophy of science to explore how journalists and social scientists enable our understanding of others through the construction of idealized--purposefully inaccurate--interpretations of their...

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