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Prof. Nancy Cartwright to deliver the 2017 Carus Lectures

Wednesday, February 10, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Prof. Nancy Cartwright to deliver the 2017 Carus Lectures


NEWARK, Del. — Feb. 10, 2016 — The American Philosophical Association is pleased to announce that Professor Nancy Cartwright (Durham University) will deliver the 2017 Carus Lectures at the 2017 APA Pacific Division meeting in Seattle, WA.

The Carus Lectures, funded by Open Court Publishing Company, are a series of three lectures presented over three consecutive days in prominent sessions at a divisional meeting of the APA. The Carus Lectures, which are named in honor of Paul Carus, began in 1925, when the first set of lectures was delivered by John Dewey. The award is $5,000 plus a $1,000 advance against royalties.

Cartwright is Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Durham University and at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In the first half of her career at Stanford University she specialized in the philosophy of the natural sciences, especially physics; in the second half, at the London School of Economics and now Durham and at UCSD, she has specialized in philosophy and methodology of the social sciences with special attention to economics. Her current research focuses on objectivity and evidence, especially for evidence-based policy.

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, chair of the APA committee on lectures, publications, and research, said, “I can’t wait to hear Nancy Cartwright’s Carus Lectures. Her work is always clear yet profound, controversial yet convincing, precise yet far-ranging. That is why it was so easy to reach consensus to invite her to give these important lectures. She will more than do justice to the long and prestigious history that includes so many of the great philosophers of the recent past.”

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