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ASU professor named chair of American Philosophical Association

Cheshire Calhoun
January 17, 2014

The American Philosophical Association has elected ASU philosophy professor Cheshire Calhoun as board chair. She will begin her three-year term next July.

The American Philosophical Association is the largest philosophical society in the world. It was established in 1900, and since then has promoted the exchange of ideas among philosophers, advanced their scholarly and professional work and the value of philosophy in the public arena.

“Over the years, I have been gratified to watch the steady, if sometimes slow, progress of the APA in addressing diversity issues within the profession,” Calhoun said. “In virtue of the hard work of many individuals, philosophy is now at a particularly opportune moment to become a fully inclusive discipline, and diversity will be one of my key concerns in the upcoming years.”

Calhoun will be a visiting scholar at Princeton University this semester.

The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies is an academic unit of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.

Beatriz Kravetz,
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies