The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at (CASBS) Stanford University was founded in 1954 as an interdisciplinary research institute with a mission of “advancing human welfare” and creating “knowledge for the maximum benefit of individuals and society.” Each year the center invites a number of fellows to take up residence at Stanford and join in a “collaborative environment that fosters the serendipity arising from unexpected intellectual encounters.”
Among the newly announced 2016-17 fellows are five philosophers:
- Ruth Chang (Rutgers University)
- Owen Flanagan (Duke University)
- Fenrong Liu (Tsinghua University)
- Robin Wang (Loyola Marymount University)
- James Woodward (University of Pittsburgh)
Additionally, Gabrielle Jackson (State University of New York at Stony Brook) has been named as a visiting scholar.
My understanding is that this is an unusually strong showing for philosophers, compared to previous classes of CASBS fellows. That may be owed to the center’s new partnership with the Berggruen Philosophy and Culture Center (previously), which sponsored five of the fellowships.
(via Matt McAdam)