Samuel Scheffler Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Professor Samuel Scheffler has been elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Scheffler is part of a select class of 178 fellows--including six other UC Berkeley professors--who are world-renowned leaders in scholarship, business, the arts and public affairs. Scheffler joined the Boalt faculty in 1997 and divides his time between Boalt's Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program and the Department of Philosophy. His publications include three books: The Rejection of Consequentialism, Human Morality and Boundaries and Allegiances.
The academy was founded in 1780 by John Adams "to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity and happiness of a free, independent and virtuous people." The current membership of more than 45,000 includes more than 150 Nobel laureates and 50 Pulitzer Prize winners. Academy members conduct nonpartisan studies on issues ranging from international security, social policy and education to the humanities.
The newest members will be inducted at a ceremony at the academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass., in October. For a complete list of the 2004 fellows, visit the American Academy of Arts and Sciences website. For more information, please contact Linda Anderberg at 510-642-6073 or firstname.lastname@example.org.