To the Editors:

Your readers may be interested to know that the second Jonathan Lieberson Memorial Prize in Philosophy has been awarded jointly to Robert Armstrong for his essay, “Localism, Moral Theory, and Moral Practice,” and Xiangdong Xu for his essay, “Agent-Centered Constraints, Self-Ownership, and Responsibility for Others.” The award of $1,000, shared this year by the two winners, is given by the Columbia University Department of Philosophy for an essay by a graduate student in philosophy at Columbia “showing applicability of moral or scientific theory or both to a social or historical issue.” The award was donated by friends of the late Jonathan Lieberson, who was a contributing editor to The New York Review and the author of Varieties.

Isaac Levi
Sidney Morgenbesser
Department of Philosophy
Columbia University
New York City

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February 4, 1999