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Leonard, Schoenherr, and Springle Win the 2019 Sanders Graduate Student Awards

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Leonard, Schoenherr, and Springle Win the 2019 Sanders Graduate Student Awards

NEWARK, Del. — Oct. 11, 2018 — The APA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Sanders Graduate Student Awards:

Matt Leonard (University of Southern California), for “On the Contingency and Vagueness of Where I Am”

Julius Schoenherr (University of Maryland, College Park), for “When Forgiveness Comes Easy”

Alison Springle (University of Pittsburgh), for “On What Else Perceptual Representation Could Be”

Matt Leonard  Julius Schoenherr  Alison Springle 
 Matt Leonard  Julius Schoenherr  Alison Springle

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.

Leonard, Schoenherr, and Springle will each be awarded $1,000, in addition to the travel funds independently advanced to graduate students by the APA. The awards will be presented at the 2019 Eastern Division meeting’s annual prize reception in New York, NY.

Leonard is a Ph.D. candidate in the school of philosophy at the University of Southern California. He works on contemporary debates in metaphysics and epistemology, with interests in applied ethics, the history of Western philosophy, logic, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, and philosophy of religion.

Schoenherr received his B.A. and M.A. in philosophy at Humboldt University, Berlin, and is now a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park. His areas of specialization are applied ethics, philosophy of mind, and cognitive science.

Springle is a sixth-year graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh working primarily in the philosophy of mind, perception, and psychology/cognitive neuroscience. Her research in the philosophy of mind (broadly construed) merges with topics in epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of science.

About the APA

Founded in 1900, the American Philosophical Association promotes the discipline and profession of philosophy, both within the academy and in the public arena. The APA supports the professional development of philosophers at all levels and works to foster greater understanding and appreciation of the value of philosophical inquiry.


Amy Ferrer
APA Executive Director


This release is also available as a Microsoft Word document. The photos of Leonard, Schoenherr, and Springle are available for use.

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