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Congratulations to the 2021/2022 Philosophy Department Prize Winners

Congratulations to the 2021/2022 Philosophy Department Prize Winners

October 13, 2022

The Department of Philosophy is delighted to announce the winners of this year's Adams, Bechtel, Bowen, and Carrier Prizes, awarded annually to our undergraduate and graduate students for essays and theses/dissertations. You can read more about the history of these prizes below. Congratulations to all of these deserving students!

Adams Prize
- Byung (Joon) Lee, "Modern Machines, Modern Ghosts"
- Chandler Hatch, "The General Will: Rousseau, Kant, and Hegel"

The George Plimpton Adams Prize was established in 1974 in...

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Megan Entwistle wins best submission at the Francophone Society for Analytic Philosophy’s Workshop for Young Researchers

June 2, 2022

Graduate student Megan Entwistle won the prize for best submission at the Francophone Society for Analytic Philosophy (SoPHa)'s Workshop for Young Researchers held at the University of Geneva from May 30-June 2, 2022. Her paper and talk titled “The Epistemological Challenge for Simulationism,” won out of 15 sessions on this year’s topic of Mental States and their Epistemic Roles.

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Darien Pollock’s Street Philosophy Institute (SPI) hosts Soul Craft and Civic Education: A Night with Dr. Cornel West

October 22, 2020

Follow the Street Philosophy Institute (SPI) on Facebook for Live Stream Link: https://www.facebook.com/SPIstreetphilosophy/ 

Ph.D. candidate Darien Pollock's organization the Street Philosophy Institute (SPI) is hosting an online event “Soul Craft and Civic...

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Congratulations to our Graduating Doctoral Students!

July 22, 2020

The Philosophy Department congratulates Ewa Bigaj, Zoe Jenkin, Ronni Sadovsky, and David Thorstad on receiving the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in May 2020.

This coming year, Ewa Bigaj plans to focus on painting, writing, and translating poetry.

Zoe Jenkin is very grateful for a wonderful time in the PhD program at Harvard. She'll miss all of her friends and colleagues, but she is excited to start her new job as an Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis....

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2020 Department of Philosophy Prize Winners Announced

July 17, 2020

The Department of Philosophy is delighted to announce the winners of this year's Carrier, Adams, Bechtel, and Bowen Prizes, awarded annually to our undergraduate and graduate students for essays and theses/dissertations. You can read more about the history of these prizes below. Congratulations to all of these deserving undergraduate and graduate students!

Bechtel Prize:

  • Rachael Goodyer for her essay, "How to (mis)read ‘The Human Prejudice’ ”

Bowen Prize:

  • David Thorstad for his essay, “Norms of Inquiry”
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Nine Department Members Receive "Certificates of Distinction and Excellence in Teaching”

July 13, 2020

Nine department members received “Certificates of Distinction and Excellence in Teaching” for the fall term of 2019.  Each semester, the Office of Undergraduate Education awards Certificates of Distinction in Teaching and Certificates of Teaching Excellence to TFs, TAs, CAs, lecturers, and preceptors. These awards are based on an overall score of 4.50 or higher with a minimum of 5 evaluations on the Q...

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