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William Lane Awarded the APA's 2016 Journal of Value Inquiry Prize

Thursday, April 28, 2016   (0 Comments)
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William Lane Awarded the APA's
2016 Journal of Value Inquiry Prize


NEWARK, Del. — Apr. 28, 2016 — The American Philosophical Association is pleased to announce that William Lane, Assistant General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, has been awarded the 2016 Journal of Value Inquiry Prize (formerly the Rockefeller Prize), for his paper, “Consciousness and Universal Axiology.”

This annual prize, which includes a $500 monetary award, recognizes the best unpublished article-length work in philosophy by a non-academically affiliated philosopher. The winner's work may be published in the Journal of Value Inquiry by mutual agreement of the author and the editors of the journal.

Lane has been practicing law for 42 years, but for the past two decades his passion has been philosophy, with a special focus on cosmology, Leibniz, Spinoza, and consciousness. He has had articles published in the American Philosophical Quarterly (2010) and the Journal of Theology and Science (2006), and he has also been published in a number of law journals, including the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems

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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.


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