Philosophers Among New NEH Grant Recipients


The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced the winners of its latest round of grants.

Several philosophy faculty are among them.

The philosophers and their projects include:

Emann Allebban (Providence College)
Women, Philosophy, and the Islamic World
Research and writing leading to an article about the intellectual contributions of Sitt al-‘Ajam Bint al-Nafis, a female Islamic philosopher in 13th-century Baghdad. ($6,000 / Summer Stipends)

Audrey Anton (Western Kentucky University)
Aristotle’s Vice
Research and revising two book chapters on Aristotle’s (384–322 BCE) ethical theory of virtues and vices. ($6,000 / Summer Stipends)

Peter Asaro (New School)
AI-powered Influence, Deception and Manipulation
Research for a book investigating the potential for manipulation and deception using artificial intelligence systems. ($74,991 / Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities)

Lindsay Brainard (University of Alabama, Birmingham)
Human Creativity and Artificial Creation
Research and writing leading to an article about the value of human creativity in response to the increasing use of artificial intelligence. ($6,000 / Summer Stipends)

Jeffrey Dunn (DePauw University)
Business Meets Humanities: A Liberal Arts Curriculum
A one-year initiative to develop courses for a new program that integrates business and the humanities. ($49,288 / Humanities Connections Planning Grants)

James Garrison (Baldwin Wallace University)
The Subject Project: Human Visibility, Vulnerability, and Diversity in the Data Age
Research toward a book manuscript investigating how human consciousness and behavior are mediated by an increased awareness of being a source of data. ($74,850 / Dangers and Opportunities of Technology: Perspectives from the Humanities)

Li Kang (Washington and Lee University)
Bridging Chinese Buddhism and Contemporary Metaphysics
Research and writing leading to a book examining the metaphysics of three schools of Chinese Buddhism: Tiantai, Huayan, and Chan/Zen ($6,000 / Summer Stipends)

Zoe Johnson King (Harvard University)
Credit Where It’s Due: The Contours and Limits of Praiseworthiness
Writing a book on the philosophical conditions that make a person worthy of praise. ($6,000 / Summer Stipends)

Teresa Kouri Kissel (Old Dominion University)
Developing Humanities-Focused Curricula in Data Science
A three-year project to create a humanities concentration within a data science major and a minor in data science and humanities. ($150,000  / Humanities Connections Implementation Grants)

Joel Mann (St. Norbert College)
A Slave to the Truth: Antiphon’s First Tetralogy and the Values of Testimony
Research and writing of a scholarly article on the ancient Greek philosopher Antiphon’s (480–411 BCE) legal treatise, First Tetralogy. ($6,000 / Summer Stipends)

Lawrence Shapiro (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Why Science Needs Philosophy
Writing and editing of a book about how the sciences need philosophy to address questions that scientific investigation alone cannot answer. ($6,000 / Summer Stipends)

Jeremy Skrzypek (Ohio Dominican University)
Matter and Form in Contemporary Metaphysics: Structure, Power, or Activity
Research and writing of a book in foundational metaphysics, combining ancient, medieval, and contemporary notions of matter and form. ($6,000 / Summer Stipends)

Philip Yaure (Virginia Tech)
Transformative Organizing: Race, Gender, and the American Labor Movement
Archival research for two chapters of a book on 20th-century innovations in American labor organizations. ($6,000 / Summer Stipends)

The NEH awarded a total of $26.2 million in grants for 238 projects. Philosophers received $403,129 in grants for 13 projects, which is roughly 1.5% of the awarded funds and 5% of the funded projects.

The full list of awardees can be found here.


Note: the original version of this post mistakenly did not include Philip Yaure’s project.

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Jan
1 month ago

Yay! This made my day.

Yarran Hominh
1 month ago

Philip Yaure (Virginia Tech) is also a philosopher who won an NEH summer stipend this round:

Philip Yaure
Outright: $6,000
[Summer Stipends]

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Project Title: Transformative Organizing: Race, Gender, and the American Labor
Movement

Project Description: Archival research for two chapters of a book on 20th-century
innovations in American labor organizations.