“The project focuses on humility in inquiry—the practices and processes that encourage humble, open-minded thinking,” says Professor Ballantyne. “The project’s aim is to support intensive collaborations between philosophers and scientists, and ultimately to establish a new paradigm of interdisciplinary research.”
The grant supporting the research was awarded by the John Templeton Foundation.
Professors Ballantyne and Schwarz will in turn be distributing subawards totaling $1.3 million. These will support research by multidisciplinary teams with members drawn from philosophy, psychological science, and related fields to address one or more of the themes of “Applying Epistemic Ideals, Science and Organizations, and Mindsets and Metacognitive Perspectives”. (If you’re interested, letters of intent are due by the end of February, and funding will be available for subaward teams this summer.)
The project will also be hosting a summer seminar, a conference, and workshops.
You can learn more about the project at its website.