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Peter S. Fosl

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Peter Stanley Fosl (born Peter Stanley Wasel on March 15, 1963) is Professor of Philosophy at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, and the winner of a 2006 Acorn Award for outstanding professor in Kentucky.

Education and professional life

Fosl graduated from Freedom High School in 1981 and then summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Bucknell University in 1985 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both philosophy and economics; he spent the Lent Term of 1984 at the London School of Economics. In 1986, Fosl became a Woodruff Fellow at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, winning Emory's Award for Excellence in Graduate Research in 1989 and taking a Master of Arts in Philosophy the following year. During the 1990-91 academic year, Fosl was a Fulbright Student at the University of Edinburgh. In 1992 Fosl received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Emory, writing his dissertation under the direction of Donald W. Livingston.

From 1992-1998 Fosl worked as an assistant professor at Liberty, Security and Justice.

In 2006, Fosl was honored with the Acorn Award as outstanding professor in the state of Kentucky at a four-year public or private university (a second Acorn recognizes a Kentucky community college professor). Fosl's award noted "[t]he outstanding quality of his teaching, expertise in his fields of study, the originality of courses and scholarship, and the role he plays as a mentor...."[1] That same year he was named a Kentucky Colonel.

Fosl is co-editor of the two-volume William Irwin.

Fosl is the author of various articles and books on the history of philosophy, AskPhilosophers.org.

Personal life

Fosl hails from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, home of Bethlehem Steel. He resides in Louisville, Kentucky. He remains a member of the Louisville Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (or Quakers).

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