Dominic McIver Lopes Wins Guggenheim / UPDATE: Gideon Yaffe Wins, Too

Dominic McIver Lopes, professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia, has been awarded one of the 2015-16 Guggenheim Foundation fellowships. McIver Lopes works mainly in aesthetics. He is president of the American Society for Aesthetics as well as  Secretary-Treasurer of the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division. You can read more about the fellowship program and the selection process here.

UPDATE: Gideon Yaffe, professor of law, philosophy, and psychology at Yale, has also won one of the Guggenheim Foundation fellowships. Yaffe works in the philosophy of law, the study of metaphysics including causation, free will and personal identity, and the study of intention and the theory of action. (My apologies for not including this in the original post; Yaffe did not appear in my search for other philosopher-awardees, initially, as he is listed under “law.” Thanks to several readers for pointing out this omission.)

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Kenny Pearce
9 years ago

Congratulations to Dominic and Gideon!

Physicist Sean Carroll has also won a Guggenheim this year. He has posted the “personal narrative” from his Guggenheim application on his blog ( He puts a lot of emphasis on his longstanding interest in philosophy and the ways this has helped his research in physics.

In addition to the obvious connections between his work and the philosophy of physics, Carroll has done good work in the philosophy of religion, defending naturalistic atheism. (For instance, see: