Lappin and Russell and 189 million Swedish Kroner to Gothenburg
Shalom Lappin (King’s College London) and Paul Russell (University of British Columbia) will be heading to the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the University of Gothenburg. Lappin works on formal and computational semantics, computational linguistics, the cognitive basis of language acquisition, and related topics. Russell works mainly on free will and moral responsibility and the history of early modern philosophy. Their moves to Gothenburg are owed to the university winning two ten-year grants totaling SEK 189 million (nearly $28 million) from the Swedish Research Council, as reported here. The appointments will likely begin in 2015 and last for as long as the grants. Russell’s appointment will be half-time, as he explains here.