Seniors Grasp Philosophy Prize

By Chris Lydgate '90 | September 1, 2015

Philosophy majors Eliya Cohen ’15 and John Mills ’15 were recipients of the Edwin N. Garlan Memorial Prize, which recognizes outstanding scholarship in philosophy.

John’s thesis is titled “Revealed Peer Disagreement and The Equal Weight View.” His adviser was Prof. Mark Bedau ’76 [1991–]. He hails from Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Eliya’s thesis, “Some Considerations on Problems of Time and Tense,” was advised by Prof. Mark Hinchliff ’81 [1991–]. In addition to her philosophical leanings, Eliya worked as a lifeguard at the Reed pool. She is from Piedmont, California.

The prize was established by a group of alumni to honor the iconic Prof. Ed Garlan [philosophy 1946–73] and is awarded to graduating seniors who have demonstrated an ability to carry out truly outstanding scholarship in philosophy. It includes a gift certificate for philosophy books.

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