Philosopher Awarded £977K Grant for “Mindreading”


Philosopher Richard Moore, who will be moving to Warwick University from The Berlin School of Mind and Brain at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin next year, has been awarded a £977,000 (roughly $1,200,000) grant from the UK government to fund a project on “mindreading.”

Mindreading” here refers to our cognitive capacities related to predicting the behavior of others and attributing various mental states to them. According to Dr. Moore, the project “will conduct empirical and philosophical research on the developmental relationship between mindreading in communication in ontogeny, phylogeny, and in human history”

The funding was in the form of a UK Research and Industry Future Leaders Fellowship from UK Research and Innovation,

Those interested in the project and positions it may fund can follow Dr. Moore on Twitter at @CommunicatMind.

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