Andrew Lee (supplied image)

Andrew Lee recognized with Sanders Prize in Metaphysics

Andrew Lee, an assistant professor in the department of philosophy at the University of Toronto Scarborough, has won the Marc Sanders Prize in Metaphysics.

Winners of the prestigious, biennial essay competition are recognized with a cash prize and publication in the journal Oxford Studies in MetaphysicsLee won the prize for his essay A Puzzle about Sums, which offers a novel solution to a metaphysical puzzle. 

The puzzle is associated with Riemann’s Rearrangement Theorem, a mathematical theorem stating that the sum of an infinite series of numbers can sometimes depend on the order in which those numbers occur. Lee's essay delves into how to interpret the metaphysical significance of that theorem.

“I feel really grateful to receive recognition for my work,” said Lee, who is best known for his work on the philosophy of consciousness but also explores other topics in contemporary analytic philosophy. “It can be hard to break into a literature outside of one’s main area, so I’m glad that the ideas in this paper will receive attention.” 

Lee is already developing follow-up work on related topics to those explored in his award-winning essay.

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