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Third ANU Philosopher admitted to the British Academy

By johnboy 19 July 2013 1

The ANU has the intrigying news that Professor Philip Pettit has received a signal honour:

Professor Philip Pettit has joined a long linage of esteemed academics including John Maynard Keynes and CS Lewis following his admission into the British Academy.

Professor Pettit was among 15 fellows from outside the UK to be invited into Britain’s most distinguished national body for the humanities and social sciences this week.

“I was very pleased and a little bit surprised,” Professor Pettit said.

“It’s really quite amazing. I’m the third person from the ANU School of Philosophy to be admitted into the Academy.

“It must be the only department in the world outside the UK to have that many.”

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HiddenDragon 11:52 am 20 Jul 13

This must be very encouraging for current and prospective students of the ANU School of Philosophy, although I notice that the ANU School of Proofreading is not doing quite so well –

“I had begun to tire of philosophy and it really put the wind back in my sales.”

[from the link given above – i.e. – ]

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