Senior majors awarded Honors

The Department of Philosophy awarded Honors in Philosophy in May to senior majors Juliana Clifton, '17, and Alec McConnell, '17. Departmental honors in philosophy are awarded to graduating seniors who satisfy the following two criteria: (a) at the start of their final semester, their overall GPA is 3.25 or higher and their GPA in philosophy is 3.5 or higher, and (b) their senior thesis receives an A from the thesis advisor and then is judged by the whole department faculty to be well-researched, well-argued, well-organized, well-written, and to exhibit original philosophical thinking.

Juliana, who was a double major in Philosophy and Earth and Environmental Science, wrote her senior thesis, which was supervised by  Professor Roslyn Weiss, on "Respect for Nature: Seeing Nature as Intrinsically Valuable."  Alec's thesis on "What is a Good Working Life?", which was supervised by Professor Robin Dillon, combined issues from his two majors, Philosophy and Economics.

Juliana was also the '16-'17 President of the Lehigh Alpha Beta chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the international Philosophy Honor Society; Alec was the '16-'17 PST Vice President.