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Congratulations to Laura Gillespie!

Published: August 2, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Laura Gillespie has filed her dissertation, “On the Possibility and Permissibility of Interpersonal Punishment,” and it has been accepted. Her PhD degree will be awarded on September 15, 2017.

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Congratulations to Carnap Prize Winner!

Published: July 12, 2017

We’re pleased to announce that Kevin Lande is the winner of the 2016-17 Carnap Prize for his paper entitled “Parts of Perception.” More information regarding the prize can be found here and a list of previous Carnap Prize Essayists can be found here.

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Helen Lee Wins First-Place Presentation at the UCLA Humanities Dialogues Symposium

Published: June 20, 2017

Congratulations to Helen Lee, a second-year philosophy major, for her prize-winning presentation “Truth-Telling and Humanity: What Is Our Duty to Tell the Truth?” at the UCLA Humanities Dialogues Symposium, held June 2, 2017. You can read more about the Humanities Dialogues and Helen’s win at http://dailybruin.com/2017/06/04/humanities-dialogues-provides-casual-space-to-discuss-meaning-of-words/.

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Congratulations to Kalish Prize Winners

Published: May 19, 2017

The Kalish Prize is given annually in honor of Donald Kalish for intellectual excellence in one or more promising undergraduate student. Congratulations to our 2016-17 winners Tiffany Han, Shushan Ginosyan, Kartik Raj, and Eden Sayed.

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Seana Shiffrin Delivers Tanner Lectures

Published: May 19, 2017

Seana Shiffrin delivered the Tanner Lectures in Human Values in late April at UC Berkeley.  More information is available here: http://law.ucla.edu/news-and-events/in-the-news/2017/05/shiffrin-delivers-tanner-lectures-on-human-values-at-uc-berkeley/

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Gabbrielle Johnson Wins UCLA’s Distinguished Teaching Award

Published: April 26, 2017

Congratulations to Gabbrielle Johnson who has been chosen to receive UCLA’s Distinguished Teaching Award.  The award, which is given to only five teaching assistants on campus each year, recognizes extraordinary teaching.  We commend and thank Gabbrielle for her dedication, excellence, and innovation in teaching.

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Will Reckner Appointed Assistant Professor at University of Richmond

Published: April 26, 2017

Congratulations to Will Reckner who will be beginning a tenure-track position at the University of Richmond starting Fall 2017.  Will is completing a dissertation on “The Form of Law: Practical Principles and the Foundations of Kant’s Moral Theory.”  He will continue to do research on Kant’s practical and theoretical philosophy as well as on issues…

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Appointment of Sherrilyn Roush

Published: April 3, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Sherrilyn Roush will be joining the UCLA Department of Philosophy faculty in the upcoming 2017-18 academic year. Dr. Roush’s areas of specialization include epistemology and philosophy of science with an emphasis on medicine.  She is the author of the groundbreaking book Tracking Truth: Knowledge, Evidence, and Science and numerous other…

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