Philosophers Among NEH Grant Winners


The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced the winners of its latest round of grants. $39.3 million were awarded to 245 humanities projects, and some philosophers were among the winners.

They are:

Stephen Angle (Wesleyan University), Stephen Grimm (Fordham), and Meghan Sullivan (Notre Dame)
“Reviving Philosophy as a Way of Life Project”
$137,045 [Institutes for College and University Teachers] A two-week institute for twenty-five college and university faculty examining six ancient and modern philosophical approaches to living a good life.

Ruth Chang (Rutgers University)
“Making Hard Choices: The Power of Commitment in a World of Reasons”
$50,400 [Public Scholar Program] Research leading to publication of a monograph on the philosophical nature of hard choices.

Christian Coseru (College of Charleston)
“Self-Knowledge in Eastern and Western Philosophies Project”
$164,585 [Institutes for College and University Teachers] A two-week institute for twenty-five college and university faculty exploring the different ways in which self-knowledge is understood in Indian philosophical traditions and modern Western philosophy.

David Miller (Iowa State University)
“Revolutions in the History of Early Modern Philosophy and Science”
$63,113 [Collaborative Research] A conference of contributors to The Cambridge History of Philosophy of the Scientific Revolution, at which the contributors will refine their essays for the volume.

Romina Padro and Eduardo Barrio (CUNY Research Foundation, Graduate School and University Center)
“An Edition of Seminars on the Theory of Truth by American Philosopher Saul Kripke”
$65,912 [Scholarly Editions and Translations] Preparation for print publication of a three-volume edition of the philosopher Saul Kripke’s Seminars on the Theory of Truth.

Gordon Wilson (University of North Carolina, Asheville)
“A Critical Edition of Henry of Ghent’s Quaestiones ordinariae, art. 56-59″
$275,000 [Scholarly Editions and Translations] Preparation for print and online publication of 13th-century philosopher Henry of Ghent’s Questiones ordinariae (Summa), articles 56-59.

Rega Wood (Indiana University, Bloomington)
“Richard Rufus Project”
$330,000 [Scholarly Editions and Translations] Preparation for print and online publication of 13th-century philosopher Richard Rufus’s In Aristotelis De Anima, Scriptumin Metaphysicam Aristotelis, and Oxford Lectures.

The whole list of winners is here.

If I’ve not missed anyone (please let me know if I have), there are seven projects directed by philosophers, funded at a total of $1,086,055. That is, philosophers are directing about 2.87% of the NEH funded projects, and will be receiving about 2.76% of the total funds awarded.

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