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Robert Pippin elected to nation’s oldest learned society

Robert Pippin

Robert Pippin

The University of Chicago Chronicle reports that Robert Pippin, the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor in Social Thought, Philosophy and the College, has been elected a member of the American Philosophical Society. From the Chronicle article:

Founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743, the Philadelphia-based organization is the nation’s oldest learned society.

Though the American Philosophical Society has nearly 1,000 members, including 99 Nobel laureates, only 14 philosophers are among this esteemed group.

“It’s an overwhelming and humbling honor to have been elected to such an historically important society,” said Pippin. “I am eager to begin contributing to their many important activities.”

For more information, see the full Chronicle article here.

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