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Dr. Louise Antony to deliver the 2016–17 Sanders Lecture

Monday, February 8, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Dr. Louise Antony to deliver the 2016–17 Sanders Lecture


NEWARK, Del. — Feb. 8, 2016 — The American Philosophical Association is pleased to announce that Dr. Louise Antony (University of Massachusetts Amherst) will deliver the 2016–2017 Sanders Lecture at the 2017 APA Pacific Division meeting in Seattle, WA.

The Sanders Lecture was established in 2013 to honor a distinguished scholar in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, or epistemology who engages the analytic tradition. It is generously funded by the Marc Sanders Foundation. The lecture, which includes a $3,500 monetary award plus travel costs not to exceed $1,500, is offered every year at an APA divisional meeting on a rotating basis.

Antony specializes in philosophy of mind, epistemology, feminist theory, and philosophy of language; she received her Ph.D. from Harvard University. Antony is currently the president of the APA Eastern Division, she is on the APA board of officers, and she chairs the diversity institute advisory panel. She has previously served on the APA committee on lectures, publications, and research. Antony co-directs with Ann Cudd the Mentoring Project for Pre-tenure Women Faculty in Philosophy. Antony’s current research is in perception and intentionality, autonomy of psychology, issues in feminist epistemology, and human nature.

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, chair of the APA committee on lectures, publications, and research, said, “Louise Antony is a wonderful choice for the honor of giving the 2016-2017 Sanders Lecture. She has written insightfully on many topics in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and epistemology, as well as other areas of philosophy. Her diverse interests make it hard to guess what she will lecture on, but you can bet that she will be profound and provocative. My advice to all philosophers is: Don’t miss it!”

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