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Recent Graduate Recognized in ‘Junior Nobel Prize’ Competition

A recent UT graduate has been recognized as a highly commended entrant by the Undergraduate Awards program—dubbed the “junior Nobel Prize”—for his paper in the philosophy category.

Duncan Cordry

Duncan Cordry

Duncan Cordry, who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the University of New Mexico, has been honored for his paper “A Defense of the Timing Objection to Substance Causation,” which focuses on whether people have free will and, in particular, what conditions they must meet in order to act freely.

The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s largest international academic awards program, recognizing excellent research and original work across the sciences, humanities, business, and creative arts.

Read more in Tennessee Today.