A & S Distinguished Professor Named

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Daniel Breazeale

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Since 1944, the College of Arts and Sciences has recognized the accomplishments of its faculty in the humanities, social sciences, and natural and mathematical sciences with the Distinguished Professor Award. The award includes a $5,000 prize and a teaching-free semester for the recipient.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 21, 2005) -- Daniel Breazeale, University of Kentucky professor of philosophy, has been named the 2005 College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor.

The award is the highest professional recognition offered by the college. Recipients are honored for their outstanding research, unusually effective teaching, and distinguished professional service.

Breazeale joined the UK faculty in 1971 after earning a doctorate at Yale University. He specializes in 19th and 20th century European philosophy that includes Kant, Hume and Nietzsche.

“Dr. Breazeale’s professional service, commitment to students, and research portfolio are truly outstanding,” said Steven L. Hoch, dean of the UK College of Arts and Sciences.

A well-known scholar on the German philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Breazeale has spent much of his career producing what are considered the definitive English translations of Fichte’s work. Breazeale’s projects have been supported by numerous research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, UK and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Breazeale recently completed a translation of Fichte's “ System of Ethics” to be published by Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming from Ashgate Press is an edited volume of essays titled “Bodies, Rights, and Recognition: New Essays on Fichte's ‘ Foundations of Natural Right’,” due out later this year.

Breazeale is on the editorial board of a number of academic journals and is the co-founder and director of the North American Fichte Society. He has been invited to present his research at universities and conferences around the world including such locations as Genoa, Naples, Rome, Vienna, Graz, Krakow, Berlin, Munich, Jena, Rammenau, Schulpforta, Bad Homburg, Halle, Leipzig, Göttingen, Neijmengen, Poitiers, Lisbon, Auckland, Montreal, and many cites in the United States.

Since 1944, the College of Arts and Sciences has recognized the accomplishments of its faculty in the humanities, social sciences, and natural and mathematical sciences with the Distinguished Professor Award. The award includes a $5,000 prize and a teaching-free semester for the recipient.


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