18 “Hope & Optimism” Projects Receive $2m Funding


Hope and Optimism: Conceptual and Empirical Investigations, an interdisciplinary initiative headed by Andrew Chignell (Cornell) and Samuel Newlands (Notre Dame) which last year received about $4.5 million from the John Templeton Foundation, has just announced $2 million in funding for 18 projects. Philosophers receiving funding in this round include:

A press release about the project provides further details, including plans for a documentary about the grant, a playwriting contest, and a filmmaking contest. (via Joshua Seachris)

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