Title: Philosophy Educator (Retired)
Location: Austin, Texas, United States
Robert Hilary Kane, Philosophy Educator (Retired), has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of philosophy.
Currently retired, Dr. Kane holds the title of a university distinguished professor emeritus of philosophy and law at the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, he worked as a university distinguished teaching professor of philosophy from 1995 to 2009, a professor of philosophy from 1985 to 1995, and an associate professor from 1974 to 1985. Dr. Kane found success at Haverford College before that as an Alfred E. Sloan assistant professor of philosophy from 1967 to 1970 and an assistant professor of philosophy at Fordham University from 1964 to 1967. Additionally, he imparts his expertise as an advisor for graduate students.
Dr. Kane achieved his own academic success by earning a Bachelor of Arts from Holy Cross College and a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy from Yale University. A very well known economics professor at MIT, George Schultz, helped Dr. Kane decide on his career. At Mr. Schultz’s suggestion to study economics, he was able to realize his real interest in the humanities and pursued that field instead. Outside of his professional duties, Dr. Kane was the inaugural member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at the University of Texas at Austin in 1995.
Dr. Kane has a number of writing projects to his credit and is the author of “Ethics and the Quest For Wisdom,” “A Contemporary Introduction to Free Will,” “Through the Moral Maze,” “The Significance of Free Will,” and “Free Will and Values.” He is also the editor of “Libertarian Free Will: Contemporary Debates” and “The Oxford Handbook of Free Will, Second Edition.” As a testament to his success, Dr. Kane has received a number of accolades and honors, including an R.W. Hamilton Faculty Book Award, a Quality of Life Award, and over twelve Teaching Excellence Awards. Moreover, he has been featured in the 17th edition of Who’s Who in the World, the seventh and eighth editions of Who’s Who in American Education, and multiple editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.
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