Three Philosophers Among New Guggenheim Fellows


The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced the winners of its prestigious fellowship. There were 173 Guggenheim Fellowships awarded, three of which went to philosophers:

  • Cheryl Misak, University of Toronto
    — to support work on “an intellectual biography of the great Cambridge philosopher, economist and mathematician, Frank Ramsey”
  • Margaret Morrison, University of Toronto
    — “to extend her earlier work on mathematical explanation to the behaviour of complex systems, especially the type studied in econophysics”
  • Michael Strevens, New York University
    — to work on “how the sort of understanding pursued by historians… differs from the understanding produced by social scientists working on historical topics”

Guggenheim Fellowships are grants, of varying amounts, to support 6 to 12 months of academic work. According to the Foundation,  “No special conditions attach to them, and Fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work.”

The full list of fellows is here, and posts from recent years about other philosophers who’ve won Guggenheim Fellowships are here.

(via Matt McAdam)

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