Frank Jackson has been made an Officer of the Order of Australia in today’s Australia Day Honours list (PDF link). Here is the citation.
For service to education, particularly in the disciplines of philosophy and social sciences as an academic, administrator and researcher.
This is one of the highest official honours an Australian civilian can receive, and Frank is I believe the first philosopher for many years to be so honoured. (The awards are explained at greater length here.) It is of course highly deserved. Congratulations Frank! Or, to be more precise, congratulations Frank Cameron Jackson AO!
Thanks to Michael Smith for passing this information along.
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