Philosophers Among New ACLS Fellows


The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has announced its 2017 class of fellows. The competition for the fellowships, whose stipends were recently increased, is steep:

The set of 71 fellows was selected through ACLS’s rigorous, multi-stage peer-review process from a pool of nearly 1,200 applicants—one of the largest in the history of the program. ACLS also raised the stipend level for awardees at the ranks (or rank equivalents) of assistant and associate professor to $40,000 and $50,000 respectively. The stipend for scholars at the full professor level is $70,000. The fellowships support scholars for six to twelve months of full-time research and writing.

Among the winners were three philosophy faculty:

  • Tania Lombrozo (Associate Professor of Psychology and Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley)
    “Learning by Thinking: Thought Experiments as a Window onto Human Understanding”
  • Lydia L. Moland (Associate Professor of Philosophy, Colby College)
    “Hegel’s Aesthetics: The Art of Idealism”
  • Tad B. Schmaltz (Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)
    “Early Modern Metaphysics and the Material World: Suárez, Descartes, Spinoza”

For more information, see the ACLS announcement.

(via Saul Fisher)

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