Head of School to Receive Honorary Doctorate from the University of Bolton, England
Jul 11, 2012
Professor Peter Simons, Chair of Moral Philosophy (1837) and Head of School, will receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Bolton, England, on Friday, 13 July 2012. Professor Simons was an early contributor to the development of degree programmes at Bolton Institute, an external examiner for its Philosophy programmes and a strong advocate for the Institute becoming the University of Bolton.
He has taught at universities in Austria, America and Switzerland and from 1989-2001 was consultant to software developers Ontek Corporation seeking to automate management decision making in large-scale manufacturing. This exciting and innovative research has guided his work in ontology and metaphysics ever since. From 1995-2009 he was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Leeds and since 2009 he has held the Chair of Moral Philosophy (1837) at Trinity College Dublin, where he is also Head of the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy. Peter was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2006 and a Member of the Academia Europaea in 2006. He is the author of two books and over 200 articles.