The Geography of Philosophy Project, initiated last year with a $2.6 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation, is “an interdisciplinary cross-cultural exploration of universality and diversity in fundamental philosophical concepts.”
The project, led by Edouard Machery (Pittsburgh), Stephen Stich (Rutgers, UCLA), and Clark Barrett (UCLA), will be working with nine teams around the world (in China, Ecuador, India, Japan, Korea, Morocco,Peru, Slovakia, and South Africa) to study the concepts of “knowledge,” “understanding,” and “wisdom” using empirical methods from the social sciences and drawing from research on comparative philosophy. You can learn more about the project here.
The team has launched a blog, Go Philosophy, to discuss their findings. Check it out.