Kelsey Kamitomo Wins Undergraduate Paper Prize

Congratulations to philosophy major Kelsey Kamitomo, BA '13! Kelsey's paper entitled "Duty, Sentience, and Morally Culpable: An Argument for the Rights of Animals" was awarded first place in the undergraduate division at the Appalachian Regional Colloquium. Kelsey has been invited to present her paper at four conferences: the Appalachian Regional Colloquium at Eastern Tennessee State University; 'Social Responsibility' at Georgia State University; Pacific University's Undergraduate Philosophy Conference; and 'Philosophy and the Science of Happiness' at George Mason University. Kelsey's paper focuses on Peter Singer's view of sentience and moral consideration, Michelle Moody-Adams' argument for culture and individual responsibility, and J.O. Urmson's discussion of supererogation.