Barry University Professor is Awarded The Prize in Latin American Thought by the American Philosophical Association

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Bernardo Cantens, Associate Professor of Philosophy, received the APA Prize in Latin American Thought sponsored by the American Philosophical Association for his paper, "Francisco De Vitoria’s, O.P. Just Intervention Theory and The Iraq War." Since it is a new award established by the APA Board of Officers and Committee on Hispanics, professor Cantens will be the first ever recipient of this award. He will present the symposium paper at the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting in Boston MA on December 28, 2004. In 2003 Professor Cantens received the APA William James Prize for his paper "Overcoming the Evidentialist's Challenge: Peirce's Conjectures of Instinctive Reason and the Reality of God."

Cantens, Associate Professor of Philosophy, received the APA Prize in Latin American Thought sponsored by the American Philosophical Association for his paper, "Francisco De Vitoria’s, O.P. Just Intervention Theory and The Iraq War." Since it is a new award established by the APA Board of Officers and Committee on Hispanics, professor Cantens will be the first ever recipient of this award. He will present the symposium paper at the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting in Boston MA on December 28, 2004. In 2003 Professor Cantens received the APA William James Prize for his paper "Overcoming the Evidentialist's Challenge: Peirce's Conjectures of Instinctive Reason and the Reality of God."

The APA Prize in Latin American is a new award established by the APA Board of Officers and Committee on Hispanics for the purpose of encouraging fruitful work in Latin American thought. Eligible essays must contain original arguments and broach philosophical topics clearly related to Hispanic Philosophy and the specific experiences of Hispanic Americans and Latinos. Papers presented will be blind-reviewed by an ad hoc committee. The recipient of the award will be the author of the best unpublished philosophical essay in Latin American thought. The author will receive a $500.00 award. The essay will be presented at the annual eastern division meeting of the APA and published in the APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy.

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