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Haller Paper Prize Recipients

Haller Paper Prize Recipients


John Petrie (Winter 2016)

​"Relation W: A Challenge to Derek Parfit’s View of What Matters in Survival"

PHIL 481/David Manley



Abraham Morrison (Fall 11)

"Knowledge, Reasons, and Rationality"  

(PHIL 443 / Jim Joyce)



Brian Hooven (Fall 10) 

"Torture and Supreme Emergencies"

(PHIL 430 / Fritz Allhof, Visiting Professor)


Jeffrey L. McMahan (Fall 10)

"The Uniqueness Account of 'the'"

(PHIL 426 / Rich Thomason)


Shai Madjar (Winter 11)

"Causation, Responsibility, and the Definitional Fallacy"

(PHIL 402 / Eric Swanson)



Thomas Scott-Railton (Fall 09)

“Compatibilism and Schizophrenia”

(PHIL 383 / David Manley)


Dylan Vollans (Fall 09)

“Resisting Expressivism”

(PHIL 402 / Craige Roberts, Visiting Professor)


Shai Madjar (Winter 10)

“The Practice of Referring”

(PHIL 409 / Eric Swanson)


Chris Detjen (Fall 07)

"Rawls in the Age of Floods: Ensuring Climate Justice Through Time and Space"

(Phil 442 / Elizabeth Anderson)

Kellen Malstrom (Winter 08)

“Berkeley’s Distinction between Real and Imaginary Things”

(Phil 389 / Louis Loeb)



Joseph Uppal (Fall 06)

"Just Three Simple Concepts: the Noumenon, Transcendental Object, and Thing in Itself in Kant's Critique of Pure Reason"

(Phil 458 / Ian Proops)

Adam Rigoni (Winter 07)

"Nothing From Nothing Leaves Nothing: Russell's Ontological Commitments in the Principles of Mathematics As Elucidated by His Discussion of 'Nothing' "

(Phil 458 / Ian Proops)


Jeffrey J. Fisher (Fall 05)

"Error In the Fourth and Sixth Meditations"

(Phil 463 / Louis Loeb)

Adam Rigoni (Fall 05)

"An Examination of Descartes' View on Infinite Regresses"

(Phil 463 / Louis Loeb)


Victor Szabo (Fall 05)

"Music and Emotional Response"

(Phil 437 / Kendall Walton)

Mark Osmond (Winter 06)

"Humanitarian Intervention as a Moral Duty"

(Phil 402 / Elizabeth Anderson)

Adam Rigoni (Winter 06)

"von Fintel on the King of France"

(Phil 615 / Ian Proops)

Christopher Zbrozek (Winter 06)

"Globalization and Domestic Inequality"

(Phil 402 / Elizabeth Anderson)


Nicolas Bommarito (Fall 03)

"An Evaluation of Dissimulation in Descartes' Meditations"

(Phil 463 / Louis Loeb)


Andrew Hoffman (Fall 03)

"The Scope of the Doubt in the Third Section of Meditations on First Philosophy"

(Phil 463 / Louis Loeb)


David Baker (Fall 02)

"Spacetime Ontology and Einstein’s Cosmological Constant"

(Phil 401 / Jessica Wilson)

David Baker (Winter 03)

"Atomism and the Part-Whole Relation for Kant’s Noumena"

(Phil 458 / Ian Proops)


Seth Yalcin (Fall 01)

"Pretense and Metaphysics"

(Phil 402 / Kendall Walton)

Ryo Kikuchi (Winter 02)

"Personal Identity and the Problem of Continuity of Consciousness"

(Phil 402 / Ian Proops)


Joseph R. Dwaihy (Fall 00)

"Kant's Differing Accounts of freedom in Groundwork III"

(Phil 361 / Stephen Darwall)

Joseph R.Dwaihy (Winter 01)

"Natural Kinds and Necessary Identity"

(Phil 481 / Thomas Hofweber)

Seth Yalcin (Winter 01)

"In Defense of Darwinian Teleofunctional Approaches to Language"

(Phil 402 / Allan Gibbard)


Seth Yalcin (Fall 99)

(No other information available)


Grace Lim (Winter 00)

"King Gyges: Vicious Rascal or Enlightened Knave?"

(Phil 433 / Stephen Darwall)


Matthew L. Jones (Fall 98)

"On the Instrumental and Intrinsic Value of Friends"

(Phil 388 / Stephen Everson)

Leah A. duMouchel (Fall 98)

"Pleasure and Principle: A Response to Julia Annas"

(Phil 388 / Stephen Everson)

Aaron P. Sherman (Winter 99)

"In the Direction of Value-Orientation: A Response to William Alston"

(Phil 480 / Edwin Curley)


Douglas Yatter (Fall 97)

"A Rational Basis: A Critical Evaluation of Kant’s Explanation of the Binding Force of Morality, and a Comparison with Mill’s Argument to the Same End?"

(Phil 361 / Stephen Darwall)

Matthew Buckley (Fall 97)

"Mill and Aristotle: How Much Do They Differ?"

(Phil 361 / Stephen Darwall)

Susan Amrose (Winter 98)

"More Brains in Vats? "

(Phil 383 / James Joyce)


Kyla Ebels

"Immorality Is Irrational: Kant's Defense of the Categorical Imperative"

(Phil 361 / Stephen Darwall)