Pamela Hieronymi’s book Freedom, Resentment, and the Metaphysics of Morals (Princeton Press, May 26, 2020) sheds new light on P.F. Strawson’s thinking and has implications for future work on free will, moral responsibility, and metaethics.
Tyler Burge was awarded the Sanders Lecture by the American Philosophical Association for the first half of 2020. One of seven prizes, the Sanders Lecture is presented annually at a divisional meeting of the APA on a topic in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, or epistemology that engages the analytic tradition.
Herbert Morris, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Law, was awarded the 2019-2020 Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award, along with fellow UC colleague Carroll Estes (San Francisco). Both awardees have especially long and notable records of research, teaching, and service to the University of California, their disciplines, and their communities.
Ashely Feinsinger, Adjunct Professor and faculty in the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, in collaboration with Dr. Nader Pouratian, faculty and Vice Chair of academic affairs at UCLA Neurosurgery and Director of the Neurosurgical Brain Mapping and Restoration Laboratory, received a $1.6 million dollar grant from the NIH BRAIN Initiative to study the ethics of non-therapeutic human brain research.
Graduate student Milo Crimi was voted “Honorable Mention” by the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy for “The use-mention distinction in late medieval logic and theology: Aquinas, Pico, and Garcia on the Words of Consecration.”
Congratulations to the following who are pursuing graduate work:
• John Abughattas ’19, Ph.D. in Philosophy, Berkeley
• David Dixon ’18, M.A. in Philosophy, Cal State LA
• Virginia Foggo ’19, Ph.D. in Philosophy, Berkeley
• Lilian Jin ’19, Ph.D. in Philosophy, MIT
• Tiantong Meng ’20, M.A. in European Studies, London School of Economics
• Max Schoenberger ’18, Ph.D. in Philosophy, Toronto
• Waner Zhang ’18, Ph.D. in Philosophy, Princeton