Advancing the philosophy of education

Macleod. Image: UVic Photo Services.

Humanities philosopher Colin Macleod has been recognized for his contributions to the philosophy of education by North America’s oldest and largest professional organization for philosophers.

The American Philosophical Association (APA) announced this month that Macleod has won the Israel Scheffler Prize in Philosophy of Education — a triennial award that recognizes excellence in the philosophy of education, as represented by either a book or a connected set of three or more papers on the topic.

Founded in 1900, the APA fosters creative and scholarly exchange between philosophers across North America, while promoting the discipline and profession of philosophy within the academy and in the public arena.

The association cites the following of Macleod’s works in their announcement:

Macleod joined the Department of Philosophy at UVic in 1998 and was cross-appointed to the Faculty of Law in 2002. Prior to this, he taught at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, and held a visiting fellowship at the Centre for Law and Society at the University of Edinburgh. He is currently an executive editor of the Canadian Journal of Philosophy and the Chair of the Department of Philosophy, which for the last decade has been consistently ranked within the top 200 in the world by the QS World University Rankings.

 “This award recognizes a full decade of Macleod’s scholarship in the philosophy of education. We are proud to see his contributions to this important field of study celebrated and acknowledged in this way.”

— Alexandra D’Arcy, Humanities Associate Dean Research