Announcing the 10 Ig Noble Awarded: Procrastinator's Prize Was a Long Time Coming...

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10 Ig Nobels Awarded; Procrastinator's Prize Was a Long Time Coming - Home - The Chronicle of Higher Education

15 Years After an Essay on Procrastination, a Philosopher Wins an Ig Nobel
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By Don Troop

John R. Perry is a prolific philosopher, with at least eight scholarly books and scores of journal articles to his credit.

He is also a self-diagnosed procrastinator and a self-help author of sorts, having written an essay called "How to Procrastinate and Still Get Things Done." First published in 1996 in The Chronicle, the article established the principle of "structured procrastination," which holds that "the procrastinator can be motivated to do difficult, timely, and important tasks, as long as these tasks are a way of not doing something more important."

Mr. Perry, a professor emeritus of philosophy at Stanford University and an active professor of philosophy at the University of California at Riverside, won the 2011 Ig Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday for the ideas set forth in that essay...
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