Presented by the Council of Graduate Schools, the Arlt Award is given to a recent doctoral recipient and teacher who has authored a book on the topic of humanities. Titelbaum’s book, “Quitting Certainties,” deals with tackling epistemology and introduces his “Certainty-Loss Framework” with respect to the Bayesian epistemology.
My department chair submitted my book to the Council of Graduate Schools, according to Titelbaum. “I was incredibly surprised and flattered when I learned I was awarded,” he said, adding that Berkeley and former Philosophy Professor Branden Fitelson were instrumental in helping me research epistemology. “The book originally grew out of my dissertation while at Cal.”
Today, he is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Titelbaum is the 44th recipient of this award and receives a $1,000 honorarium.