Several scholars with appointments in philosophy are among the winners of this years Guggenheim Fellowships.
- Sarah Buss, Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan: How to Be Coherent and How Coherent to Be.
- David Dyzenhaus, University Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Toronto: The Politics of Legal Space.
- Robert Gooding-Williams, M. Moran Weston/Black Alumni Council Professor of African-American Studies, Professor of Philosophy and of African American and African Diaspora Studies, Columbia University: Du Bois’s Political Aesthetics: The Moral Psychology of White Supremacy and the Ends of Beauty.
- Alison Gopnik, Professor of Psychology and Affiliate Professor of Philosophy, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley: First Explore, Then Exploit: Formulating a Cognitive, Computational, and Evolutionary Theory of Childhood.
- Susanna Schellenberg, Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science, Rutgers University: The Neural Basis of Perception: Discrimination, Information-Processing, and Biases.
Others among the 175 winners who have worked in philosophy or closely-related fields include:
- Sabine Iatridou, Professor of Linguistics, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Quexistentials and Their Significance for Linguistic Theory.
- Melissa Schwartzberg, Julius Silver, Roslyn S. Silver, and Enid Silver Winslow Professor of Politics, New York University: Judging Democracy: Jurors, Voters, and the Construction of Equal Citizens.
- Vera Keller, Associate Professor of History, University of Oregon: Curating the German Enlightenment: Johann Daniel Major (1634-1693) and the Experimental Century.
- David Sepkoski, Thomas M. Siebel Chair in History of Science and Professor, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: The Politics of Human Nature: Biological Determinism from Sociobiology to the Human Genome.
There were nearly 3,000 applicants for the fellowships. Award amounts vary, and are intended to provide 6-12 months of support. You can see the whole list of current winners here.