Philosopher James Conant of the University of Chicago has been named as one of three winners of this year’s prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Professorships.[correction: there have been six winners in 2016]
The professorships are offered by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, with the aim of attracting “top international researchers” to work at German universities. They include up to €5 million in funding, which is to be used to support the winners’ first five years of research in Germany.
Conant was nominated for the award by Leipzig University, where he will be co-director of the Leipzig Research Forschungskolleg Analytic German Idealism. He works on a wide range of topics in philosophy, writing on Kant, Wittgenstein, the history of analytic philosophy, philosophy of language, mind, logic and aesthetics. You can read more about him here and here.
(via Sebastian Luft)