Philosophers Win NEH Grants


The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced that it has awarded a total of $16.3 million to 290 humanities projects. There were four winners who find their academic home in philosophy departments. (If missed any, please let me know.)

They are:

  • Sean Kelsey (University of Notre Dame), Fellowships for University Teachers, $50,400
    “Aristotle’s Soul: Essays on the Classical Scientific Treatise, De Anima”
  • Casey O’Callaghan (Washington University, St. Louis), Fellowships for University Teachers, $50,400
    “A Multisensory Philosophy of Perception”
  • Whitney Schwab (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), Fellowships for University Teachers, $50,400
    “The Philosophical Origin of the Concept of Knowledge”
  • Rachel Zuckert (Northwestern University), Fellowships for University Teachers, $50,400
    “The Naturalist Aesthetics of German Philosopher J. G. Herder (1744–1803)”

There were many fascinating projects funded. You can view the whole list of winners here.

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