Goldstone Endowed Term Chair: in Philosophy, Dr. Samuel Freeman
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steven F. Goldstone Endowed Term Chairs for Philosophy, Politics,
and Economics were established earlier this year (Almanac
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