Carol Gould Receives 2015 APA Joseph B. Gittler Award

Carol Gould Receives 2015 APA Joseph B. Gittler Award

GouldCarol Gould (CUNY Graduate Center & Hunter College) has received the 2015 Joseph B. Gittler Award for Interactive Democracy: The Social Roots of Global Justice (Cambridge University Press). Gould will receive the award at the 2016 Eastern Division meeting.

The Joseph B. Gittler Award is given for an outstanding scholarly contribution in the field of the philosophy of one or more of the social sciences. The range of the social sciences is construed broadly so as to include anthropology, economics, education, government, history, psychology, sociology, and any other field that is normally located within the social science division in contemporary colleges and universities.

In Interactive Democracy Gould proposes an integrative and interactive approach to the core values of democracy, justice, and human rights, looking beyond traditional politics to the social conditions that would enable us to realize these aims. Her publisher, Cambridge University Press, writes, “Her innovative philosophical framework sheds new light on social movements across borders, the prospects for empathy and solidarity with distant others, and the problem of gender inequalities in diverse cultures, and also considers new ways in which democratic deliberation can be enhanced by online networking and extended to the institutions of global governance.”

In reviewing Interactive Democracy John Dryzek (ANU) comments “Carol Gould demonstrates again why she is one of the world’s best thinkers on interlinked questions of democracy, justice, freedom, and human rights. Her fresh interactive approach yields compelling arguments and new insights on the whole range of key questions in political philosophy, especially as they confront a globalizing world.”

The annual Joseph B. Gittler Prize was established in 2007 with funds donated by the estate of Joseph B. Gittler. The winner is presented with the award of $4,000 at the Eastern division meeting of the association. A contribution may be a book, a single article, or a connected set of articles. All nominated contributions must have been published within five years prior to the deadline. Nominated contributions may be co-authored, but a single individual must be designated as the proposed recipient of the award. Contributions will be limited to three articles or books per nominee. At least one of the submissions should be single authored. The nominated author must be a member of the APA. The winner is selected by a committee appointed by the APA, in consultation with LPR committee members, will consider submissions and select a winner.

Carol C. Gould is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College and in the Doctoral Programs in Philosophy and Political Science at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author of Globalizing Democracy and Human Rights (Cambridge, 2004) and Rethinking Democracy: Freedom and Social Cooperation in Politics, Economy, and Society (Cambridge, 1988), and has edited and co-edited several books including Cultural Identity and the Nation-State (2003), The Information Web: Ethical and Social Issues in Computer Networking (1989) and Women and Philosophy (1976).

Joseph B. Gittler Award Winners

2015
Carol Gould (CUNY Graduate Center & Hunter College)
Interactive Democracy: the Social Roots of Global Justice, Cambridge University Press

2014
Sally Haslanger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique, Oxford University Press

2013
Lawrence Shapiro (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Embodied Cognition, Routledge, Taylor & Francis

2012
Daniel Hausman (University of Wisconsin)
Preference, Value, Choice, and Welfare, Cambridge University Press

2011
Elizabeth S. Anderson (University of Michigan)
The Imperative of Integration, Princeton University Press

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