The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced the winners of its most recent round of grants, and several philosophy faculty are among them.
- Dorit Bar-On (University of Connecticut)
Expression, Communication, and Origins of Meaning
Project Description: Completion of a book on the origins of language.
- Michael Jacovides (Purdue University)
Springs and Principles of the Universe: David Hume on Laws and Causes
Project Description: Research and writing leading to a book on the development of philosopher David Hume’s (1711–1776) theories of laws and causation.
- Allison Kuklok (St. Michael’s College)
The Status of Man in John Locke’s Natural Philosophy
Project Description: Research and writing leading to a book on John Locke’s (1632– 1704) natural philosophy.
- Gabriel Mendlow (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
Thought Crime in Anglo-American Law and Legal Philosophy
Project Description: Research and writing leading to a book on the criminalization of thought in Anglo-American law.
- Nathanael Stein (Florida State University)
Causation and Explanation in Aristotle
Project Description: Research and writing leading to a book on Aristotle’s view on causation and his natural philosophy.
- David Stern (University of Iowa)
The First Complete Translation of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus
Project Description: Research and translation leading to publication of a complete English-language edition of Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein’s (1889–1951) Tractatus (1921).
- Ann Thebaut (Santa Fe College)
Promoting the “Good Life” through Ethics Education
Project Description: A three-year project to expand ethics education at Santa Fe College through development of Ethics Across the Curriculum workshops, an ethics certificate program, an “Ethics Bowl,” and community service activities.
$100,000 Humanities Initiatives: Community Colleges Grant
There were a number of other projects of possible interest to philosophers, including, but not limited to: embedding ethics into the core curriculum at Montana State, developing an Oneida language and culture app and game, a history of humanist thought and disciplinary divisions, and a production of editions of some of Jean Bodin’s work. You can view the entire list of grant recipients here. In all, 188 projects received funding totaling $30.9 million.