Daniel Wodak of Philosophy Awarded the Sanders Prize in Metaethics


Daniel Wodak, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, has been awarded the 2019 biennial Sanders Prize in Metaethics for his paper, “Approving on the Basis of Moral and Aesthetic Testimony."

Wodak's research includes metaethics (a branch of analytic philosophy that explores the status, foundations, and scope of moral values, properties, and words), philosophy of law, and social and political philosophy. His winning paper discusses whether, if a reliable testifier tells you that a painting is beautiful or that an agent’s act is right, you thereby have a reason to approve of the painting or the action. Click here for a PDF.

The Marc Sanders Foundation harnesses philosophy to help the world approach larger personal and societal issues with the rigor needed to drive understanding and change. The Sanders Prize in Metaethics is administered by Russ Shafer-Landau, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and editor of Oxford Studies in Metaethics.


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