Philosophy majors Matthew Silberman ’17, Kevin Wong ’17, win international awards for philosophy papers.

Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016

Philosophy majors Matthew Silberman ’17 and Kevin Wong ’17 have been awarded Highly Commended Entrant awards in The Undergraduate Awards. Silberman’s award is for his JP, "Generalizations about Danger, Dangerous Generalizations: A Comprehensive Model of Stereotyping Behavior and Strategies”, written with Sarah-Jane Leslie. Wong’s award is for two papers: "Towards an Account of Pediatric Palliation”, a paper written for CHV 333/PHI 344 Bioethics: Clinical and Population-Level with Johann Frick, and "A New Framework for Criminal Attempts”, a paper written for PHI 384 Philosophy of Law written with Gideon Rosen. Silberman’s and Wong’s awards are in recognition of the fact that their papers were in the top 10% of the 5,514 submissions from students in 243 universities across 40 countries. They have also been shortlisted to be announced as one of the 25 Winners. Silberman and Wong follow in the footsteps of Jiemin “Tina” Wei ’16, the winner of last year’s McCosh Prize, who received a Highly Commended Entrant award in The Undergraduate Awards 2015.