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Peter Godfrey-Smith Royal Society of New South Wales History and Philosophy of Science Medal


28 May 2018

At the Annual dinner of the Royal Society of New South Wales, our colleague Professor Peter Godfrey-Smith was presented with the Royal Society of New South Wales History and Philosophy of Science Medal for 2017. He received the medal from the Governor of New South Wales, The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC, who is the patron of the Society.

In the citation motivating the award, it was stated that "Professor Godfrey-Smith has made seminal contributions to the philosophy of biology, especially evolutionary theory, and to the philosophy of mind, particularly in relation to animal cognition and the evolutionary origins of subjective experience and 'consciousness'."

Several of his colleagues in the School of HPS, as well as the Dean of Science Trevor Hambley, were present at the occasion.