Philosophers Among Winners of NEH Grants


The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced the recipients of their latest round of grants, and a number of philosophers are among the winners.

They and their projects are:

  • Jacob Beck (York University)
    Minds without Language: Research and writing leading to a book offering a pluralistic account of the processes of human thought informed by cognitive science. $60,000
  • Jeffrey Brower (Purdue University)
    Aquinas on Space and Spatial Location: Research and writing leading to a book on philosopher and theologian Thomas Aquinas’s (1225–1274) theories on motion, space, and location. $60,000
  • Stephen Darwall (Yale University)
    Modern Moral Philosophy After Kant: Research and writing leading to a book on the history of moral philosophy from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. $60,000
  • Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern University)
    Epistemic Reparations: Research and writing leading to a book on the rights of victims to epistemic justice by being known and heard by the parties who wronged them. $60,000
  • Emily McRae (University of New Mexico)
    Moral Ignorance in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy: Research and writing leading to a book about the obstacles to moral knowledge according to Indo-Tibetan Buddhism philosophy. $60,000
  • Alexander Sager with Deborah Arthur, Charles Klein, and Monica Mueller (Portland State University)
    Identity, Transformation, and Agency: The Humanities Inside Oregon’s Only Prison for Women: a two-year project to expand the university’s Higher Education in Prison program. $149,989

The NEH awarded $28.1 million to 204 projects. Philosophers were awarded $449,989 across 6 projects, or 1.6% of the total funds across 2.94% of the total number of projects.

You can read more about the grants here.

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Mavis Biss
26 days ago

Especially thrilled for Emily McRae and excited to read the book!Report