Philosophers Among NEH Grant Winners (updated)


The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced the recipients of its latest round of grants, and seven eight philosophers are among those who have been funded.

They are:

Richard Cross
(University of Notre Dame)
The Metaphysics of Christology: William of Ockham to Gabriel Biel
Research and writing leading to publication of a book on the theological debates about the divine and human nature of Christ from 1310 to 1500.
$60,000 (Fellowship)

 

Patrick Frierson
(Whitman College)
Maria Montessori’s Moral Philosophy
Research and writing leading to publication of a book on the moral philosophy of physician and educator Maria Montessori (1870-1952).
$40,000 (Fellowship)

 

Andrew Kissel with co-project directors Krzysztof Rechowicz and John Shull
(Old Dominion University)
Philosophical Thought Experiments in Virtual Reality
The development and testing of virtual reality-based philosophical thought experiments for both classroom teaching and research. $100,000 (Digital Humanities Advancement Grant)

 

Katharina Kraus
(University of Notre Dame)
Individuality and Interconnectedness: Essays on the Enlightenment Idea of Harmony
Research and writing leading to publication of three articles on the idea of systemic order in Enlightenment philosophy. $60,000 (Fellowship)

 

Peter Levine with co-project director Hilary Binda
(Tufts University)
Civic Humanities and Decarceration
Course revision and curriculum development in Civic Studies and in programs for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated students. $186,917 (Humanities Initiatives: Colleges and Universities)

 

Samuel Newlands
(University of Notre Dame)
A Spinozistic Reading of Early Modern Metaphysics
Research and writing leading to publication of a book on Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza’s (1632–1677) influence on the development of early modern metaphysics. $60,000 (Fellowship)

 

Christopher Pincock
(Ohio State University)
Scientific Explanation, Inference, and Realism
Research and writing leading to publication of a book that defends scientific realism. $60,000 (Fellowship)

 

Susanna Schellenberg
(Rutgers University)
The Neural Basis of Perception: Discrimination, Information-Processing, and Biases
Research and writing leading to publication of a book on the nature of perception based on current neuroscience. $60,000 (Fellowship)

 

In total, the NEH awarded $32.8 million in grants to support 213 humanities projects. Philosophers won nearly 3.3% of the grants, with their grants summing to about 1.34% of the total awarded. You can see the full list of winners here.

UPDATE (12/19/20): Peter Levine was missing from the original post. Thanks to Joshua Miller for catching this.

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