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Visiting Professor Appointed to French Institute

Contact: Victor M. Inzunza
(212) 636-7576

Claudine Tiercelin, Ph.D., visiting professor of philosophy and a faculty member of the University of Paris XII, has been appointed a senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France, which promotes the development of high-quality research and interdisciplinary projects at French universities.

Tiercelin joined the Fordham philosophy faculty this year and will spend one semester on campus each of the next two academic years. She has been a professor at the University of Paris XII in Créteil, France, since 1996. Tiercelin is the author of numerous articles and books, including Le Doute en Question: Parades Pragmatistes au Défi Sceptique (Editions de l’Eclat, 2005), Hilary Putnam, l’Heritage Pragmatiste (Presses Universitaires de France, 2002) and C.S. Peirce et le Pragmatisme (Presses Universitaires de France, 1993).

The majority of institute’s members are in the scientific fields, and each year it appoints five French scholars as senior members. Tiercelin is only one of six philosophers in active membership in the organization, which was established in 1991.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,600 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis J. Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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