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Tom Lockhart, Philosophy PhD student, awarded Booth Prize for teaching

The University of Chicago Chronicle reports that Tom Lockhart, a seventh-year doctoral student in Philosophy, has been awarded the Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Teaching. From the article:

Lockhart says that when it comes to students in his classes like Elementary Logic, he tries to teach them how to assess the quality of an argument for a particular view, and not merely focus on the view itself.

“Learning philosophy is not about learning what a string of dead blokes believed, but about figuring out how to construct, critique and use an argument,” said Lockhart.

The Booth Prize was established in 1991 in honor of the late Wayne C. Booth, who was the George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor in English Language & Literature and the College.

For more information, see the full Chronicle article.

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