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Professor’s Paper wins Jean Hampton Prize


By Elizabeth Romero, Student Intern at CHASS College Computing
April 17, 2009

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Michael Nelson's submission "Rationalism Within Reason," has won the Jean Hampton Prize for 2009.

The Jean Hampton Prize is awarded to a philosopher at the junior stage of her/his career, and whose paper is accepted for the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association.

The paper is only accepted if the area of philosophy focuses on social and political philosophy, foundations of ethics, normative, ethics, the philosophy of law, rational choice theory, feminist theory, Hobbes to Hume, Kant, realism, and/or pragmatism.

Papers selected are reviewed by the Pacific Division Program Committee, and by a subcommittee consisting of three members of the Pacific Division Program Committee and two members of the University of Arizona Philosophy Department.

Michael Nelson was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Arizona and an assistant professor at Yale University before joining the UCR faculty in 2005. His research focuses on issues in philosophy of language, metaphysics, and agency.


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