Parisa Moosavi Wins 2019 David Savan Dissertation Prize

Published: June 12, 2020

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We are delighted to go into the weekend with the announcement that Parisa Moosavi has been selected as the winner of the 2019 David Savan Dissertation Prize, awarded in recognition “of the excellence of a doctoral thesis in philosophy submitted and successfully defended by a student in the Graduate Department during the last calendar year.”

According to the prize citation, Parisa’s dissertation, “From Function to Flourishing: Neo-Aristotelian Ethics and the Science of Life,” jointly supervised by Sergio Tenenbaum and Denis Walsh, exhibited “originality, rigour, and good writing” in copious amountsThe award carries a cash prize of $1,000. We extend our enthusiastic congratulations to Parisa, who is now a postdoctoral fellow in Ethics and Artificial Intelligence at York University!

Also of note, Elliot Carter received an honourable mention for his impressive dissertation, “Perceiving Temporal Structure.” Congratulations to Elliot as well!
Finally, many thanks to Jessica Gelber, Owen Ware , and Gurpreet Rattan for their work on the selection committee.