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2019-2020 Gloria Rock Award Winners

Published: June 9, 2020

The Gloria Rock Award recognizes outstanding graduating senior philosophy majors from underrepresented groups in philosophy who plan to pursue graduate school in philosophy. Professor Rock completed her dissertation at UCLA in 1976 and was among the first set of women to receive a doctorate in philosophy at the university. The award honors Professor Rock’s membership…

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Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Kalish Prize Winners

Published: June 9, 2020

The Kalish Prize for Intellectual Excellence is given annually in honor of Donald Kalish to promising undergraduate students. Congratulations to our 2019-2020 winners Scott Blomgren, Sophia McMurry, Jiarui Qu, and Shan Vartanian.

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Thank you to the Department’s Spring 2020 Teaching Assistants and Section Leaders

Published: June 8, 2020

The department wants to acknowledge and express its appreciation and gratitude for the tremendous effort which its Teaching Assistants and Section Leaders have devoted to operating courses online during this very difficult quarter. It has been immensely challenging, but you have all risen to the occasion magnificently. It is an achievement to be proud of….

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Tyler Burge awarded the Sanders Lecture by the APA

Published: May 27, 2020

Congratulations to Tyler Burge who was awarded the distinguished Sanders Lecture by the American Philosophical Association for the first half of 2020. The APA prizes recognize many areas of philosophical research by philosophers at various career stages, as well as the teaching of philosophy and public philosophy. One of seven prizes, the Sanders Lecture is…

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John Kardosh Wins UCLA’s Distinguished Teaching Award

Published: April 15, 2020

Congratulations to John Kardosh who has been chosen to receive UCLA’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Each year, the award is given to only five teaching assistants on campus and recognizes extraordinary teaching. Recipients are selected from nominations received by colleagues and leaders across the campus and recommendations by students. We commend and thank John for his…

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Congratulations to Michael Skiles!

Published: December 16, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Michael Skiles defended his dissertation, “First Principles to Further our Understanding of What is to be Done” and it has been accepted. His Ph.D. degree will be awarded on December 13, 2019.

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Congratulations to Michael Hansen!

Published: September 13, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Michael Hansen defended his dissertation, “Worlds Apart: An Interpretation of Leibnizian Perceiving” and it has been accepted. His Ph.D. degree will be awarded on September 13, 2019.

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Congratulations to Andrew Lavin!

Published: September 6, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Lavin defended his dissertation, “Normality Judgments: Structure and Content,” and it has been accepted. His Ph.D. degree will be awarded on September 13, 2019.

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Congratulations to the Inaugural Logic and Language Prize Winner Gabriel Dupre

Published: August 14, 2019

The winner of the inaugural Logic and Language Prize is Gabriel Dupre for his essay “Linguistics and the Explanatory Economy.” Established in honor of Rudolf Carnap and David Kaplan, the new prize recognizes the best essay or polished dissertation chapter on logic, the philosophy of logic, or the philosophy of language. More information regarding the…

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