For The First Time, A Philosopher Is Named “University Professor” In The UC System


Forty-one professors hold the title of “University Professor” across the ten-school University of California system. The title is “reserved for scholars of international distinction who are also recognized as teachers of exceptional ability.” The latest scholar to be named a University Professor is also the first philosopher to be given the honor: John Martin Fischer, of UC Riverside. 

Professor Fischer’s research has been mainly on questions around free will. He is also the principal investigator on the $5 million Templeton-funded Immortality Project.

You can read more about Fischer and the University Professorship here.

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DocFEmeritus
DocFEmeritus
4 years ago

Congrats to prof Fischer. But my question is how the h… was John Searle a non-title holder?? He is one of the biggies in contemporary philosophy and taught at Berkeley????Report

Don
Don
4 years ago

Well the award had two criteria. Of which research excellence was one…Report