APA Sanders Graduate Student Prize for Joshua Brandt

Published: November 1, 2015

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Toronto PhD student Joshua Brandt is one of three winners of a Sanders Graduate Prize from the American Philosophical Association this year.

He will read his prizewinning paper, “Partiality’s Negative Analogue,” at the January 2016 APA meetings in Washington, DC.

This paper explores relationships that may justify unfavourable treatment, potential counterparts to relationships like friendship that justify positive preferential treatment. Joshua develops a conception of negative partiality and argues that here are both symmetries and asymmetries between positive and negative partiality. The prize carries a cash award of US $1000.