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Nehamas to lead American Philosophical Association

Alexander Nehamas, the Edmund Carpenter II Class of 1943 Professor in the Humanities, professor of philosophy and professor of comparative literature, has been elected vice president of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association.

He will take office in January 2003, and will become president of the division in January 2004. The Eastern Division is the oldest and largest of the association's three divisions. Its annual meeting is the largest gathering of philosophers in the English-speaking world.

Two other members of Princeton's Department of Philosophy have preceded Nehamas in this position: Harry Frankfurt and John Cooper. Nehamas, a faculty member since 1990, recently stepped down as chair of the Council of the Humanities and director of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts and of the Program in Hellenic Studies.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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