Dissertation Fellowships

2011-2012 Winner

The Center is pleased to announce the 2011-2012 Templeton Dissertation Fellow in Evil, Pain, and Philosophy of Mind. She is Beth Seacord (University of Colorado, Boulder). Seacord is a PhD student from the University of Colorado. Her research interests are in philosophy of science and philosophy of religion. She is currently writing her dissertation titled, Unto the Least of These: Animal Pain and the Problem of Evil under the direction of Wes Morriston. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (B.A.) and Biola University (M.A.). Beth is originally from Glendale, California and enjoys surfing, bird watching and vegan cooking. She currently resides with her husband, Matt and her two cats: Scout and Spike.

About the Fellowship Program

The Templeton Dissertation Fellowships Program in Evil, Pain and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind funded research focused on the nature of pain and suffering among non-human animals, especially as that pain and suffering bears relevance to the problem of evil.