Faculty Brief- Scripps Professor Awarded for Essay on Absurdity of Life
Posted: May 20, 2015
Scripps College Associate Professor of Philosophy Rivka Weinberg was one of two philosophers awarded by The Immortality Project, a research project funded by the John Templeton Foundation at the University of California, Riverside. Professor Weinberg was honored with the $3,000 prize for her essay on the meaning of life, “Why Life Is Absurd: A Consideration of Time, Space, Relativity, Meaning, and Absurdity (Yep, All of It),” originally published in The New York Times, on January 11, 2015. A goal of the three-year Immortality Project is to advance discussion of themes related to immortality in popular venues by offering essay prizes. Scholars funded by the project will present the results of their research at a public forum scheduled for Friday, May 29 at Culver Center for the Arts in downtown Riverside.
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