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2019 Lebowitz Prize Awarded to Philosophers Bratman and Gilbert

Thursday, June 27, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
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The American Philosophical Association (APA), along with the Phi Beta Kappa Society (PBK), is pleased to announce that Michael E. Bratman, U.G. and Abbie Birch Durfee Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, and Margaret Gilbert, Abraham I. Melden Chair in Moral Philosophy and Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Irvine, have won the 2019 Dr. Martin R. Lebowitz and Eve Lewellis Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement and Contribution. This prize, awarded annually by the PBK in conjunction with the APA, recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of philosophy and comes, this year, with a prize of $25,800 for each winner.

The Lebowitz Prize was established in 2012 by a generous bequest from Eve Lewellis Lebowitz in honor of her late husband, Martin R. Lebowitz, a distinguished philosophical critic. Lebowitz Prize winners must be two philosophers who hold contrasting views on a chosen topic of current interest in philosophy. They present their views and engage in rich dialogue at an annual Lebowitz symposium, held during an APA divisional meeting.

Professor Bratman studies the philosophy of action, with a focus on issues of social agency and practical rationality. Professor Gilbert’s research interests include social, political, and moral philosophy, rights theory, and philosophy of law. Both are accomplished authors at the apex of their field. From a pool of exceptional candidates, they secured the 2019 Lebowitz Prize with their topic, “What is it to Act Together?” focusing on their respective views of the philosophical underpinnings of how two or more individuals come together in a collaborative effort.

Bratman and Gilbert will receive their awards at the 2020 Pacific Division meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Learn more about this prize by visiting the Dr. Martin R. Lebowitz and Eve Lewellis Lebowitz Prize page.


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