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Steven F. Goldstone Endowed Term Chair: in Philosophy, Dr. Samuel Freeman

SAS Dean Samuel H. Preston has announced that Drs. Samuel Freeman, Jack Nagel, and Andrew Postlewaite have been appointed to the Steven F. Goldstone Endowed Term Chairs for Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Dr. Freeman is a professor of philosophy and law and is chair of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program. He received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1973, his J.D. from North Carolina in 1977, and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1985. He also studied at Goettingen University in Germany. Before coming to Penn in 1985, he served as a teaching fellow in the philosophy department at Harvard University and as a law clerk to Judge Dickson Phillips of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, and to Justice Dan K. Moore of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

His research interests include social and political philosophy, ethics, the history of ethics, and the philosophy of law. He has been a member of the American Philosophical Association, the Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the Federal Bar. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Ethics and has served as a visiting professor in philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley.

In addition to his scholarly activities, Dr. Freeman has chaired the philosophy graduate group and the SAS committees on planning and programs. He also has served as a freshman advisor and as a faculty fellow and advisor in residence at Van Pelt College House.

The Steven F. Goldstone Endowed Term Chairs for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics were established earlier this year (Almanac Febuary 27, 2001) by Steven F. Goldstone, retired chairman of Nabisco Group Holdings. Mr. Goldstone, who graduated from the College in 1967, joined Nabisco in 1995. Previously, he was a senior partner with the New York City law firm of Davis Polk and Wardwell.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 12, November 13, 2001


November 13, 2001
Volume 48 Number 12

A 25-year-old CIS doctoral student in SEAS disappeared on November 2.
Three professors named to Goldstone Endowed Term Chairs for Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Lindback Award nominations are due November 30.
Community Involvement Recognition Award nominations are due on December 7.
The University community is invited to speak at the University Council's Open Forum; topics must be submitted to the Office of the Secretary by November 27.

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