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Summary

The annual Sanders Graduate Student Awards are three prizes awarded to each of the three best papers in mind, metaphysics, epistemology, or ethics submitted for the annual APA Eastern Division meeting by graduate students, as chosen by the Eastern Division program committee. This prize is funded through the generosity of the Marc Sanders Foundation.

Award

Frequency: Annual

Amount: $1,000 each. (The prizes will be in addition to the travel funds independently advanced to graduate students by the APA.)

The winning graduate students will be presented with their awards at the prize reception during the annual APA Eastern Division meeting. Winners will be asked by the APA to submit their photographs, CVs, and talk abstracts to the APA for use by the APA and the Marc Sanders Foundation in publicizing the awards.

Previous Awardees

2017

  • William D'Alessandro (University of Illinois at Chicago), for "Grounding, Dependence, and Mathematical Explanation"
  • John Phillips (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), for "Doxastic Options and the Viability of Epistemic Utility Theory"
  • Nicholas Rimell (University of Virginia), for "Sex, Deception, and Will"

2016

  • Joshua Brandt (University of Toronto) for “Partialit's Negative Analogue”
  • Kevin Dorst (MIT) for “A Contextualist Solution to Miner Disagreements”
  • Matthew Shields (Georgetown University) for “Can Reality Be Resisted? The Limits of Haslanger's Account of Social Construction”

2015

  • Brian Collins (University of Iowa), “A Political Interpretation of Aristotle’s Ethics”
  • Kevin Houser (Indiana University–Bloomington), “Empathy Re-Moralized”
  • Mark Makin (University of California, Irvine), “Rigid/Generic Grounding and Transitivity”
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