As was announced a few weeks ago here on Flickers (see here), our own Al Mele won the inaugural Sanders Book Prize (2013) for Effective Intentions (OUP). The prize reception will be held at the Pacific APA this Friday (April 18th) at 2:00 p.m. at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, California [i.e., the conference hotel] in the California Ballroom (the book exhibit room). So, for those of you who will be at the APA this week, please drop by to congratulate Al in person! Here is the announcement from the Marc Sanders Foundation website:
We are thrilled to award Alfred Mele, William H. and Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University, the inaugural Sanders Book Prize for his book Effective Intentions: The Power of Conscious Will.
“Effective Intentions is indisputably the most careful and sophisticated discussion to date of the relevance of neuroscience for our understanding of willing, and especially, whether that willing is free or conscious. It is necessary reading for anyone interested in the neuroscience of agency and free will, and it deserves to be widely read by both philosophers and neuroscientists.”
–Manuel Vargas, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
The prize will be awarded at the Pacific Division meeting of the APA in San Diego, April 2014
Hopefully, I will see some of you at the ceremony! You better start forming the salient distal intentions now!