The Philosopher’s Annual aims to identify “the ten best articles published in philosophy each year.” It’s an aim that’s “as simple to state as it is admittedly impossible to fulfill,” say its editors, but that has not stopped them from producing 39 volumes so far. The most recent one, for articles published in 2019, has just been compiled. (more…)
The Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought (APT) has announced the winners of its mid-career and early-career prizes. (more…)
The Tetrad Automated Causal Discovery Platform, a software and text project developed by Peter Spirtes, Clark Glymour, Richard Scheines and Joe Ramsey of Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Philosophy, earned the “Leader” Award at the 2020 World Artificial Intelligence Conference this past July. (more…)
Several scholars who work on philosophy have made it onto Prospect‘s list of “The World’s Top 50 Thinkers” this year. (more…)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) may not be the first place people think of when they think about support for philosophical research, but several philosophers are among recent winners of grants from the agency. (more…)
Emma Worley, co-founder and co-chief executive officer of The Philosophy Foundation, was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) as part of the 2020 New Years Honours.
The British Academy, the UK’s national organization for the humanities and social sciences has released the shortlist of candidates for its 2019 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding. (more…)
The American Association of Publishers (AAP) bestows awards on publishers for books that “demonstrate exceptional scholarship and have made make a significant contribution to a field of study.” Known as the PROSE Awards, they are given for books in various disciplinary categories, including philosophy. (more…)
Jonathan Simon, postdoctoral associate in the Department of Philosophy at New York University (NYU) and a research fellow at the school’s Center for Mind, Brain, and Consciousness, is the winner of the 2018 Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Mind. (more…)
Christopher Smeenk, associate professor of philosophy at Western University, and James Weatherall, professor of logic and philosophy of science at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), have been awarded a $1.37 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation for their project, “New Directions in Philosophy of Cosmology.”
The Lakatos Award is given annually “for an outstanding contribution to the philosophy of science, widely interpreted, in the form of a book published in English during the current year or the previous five years.” This year two recipients were selected: (more…)
Kit Fine, Silver Professor of Philosophy and Mathematics at New York University, and Stephen Yablo, David W. Skinner Professor of Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have won the 2018 Dr. Martin R. Lebowitz and Eve Lewellis Lebowitz Prize, awarded jointly by the American Philosophical Association (APA) and the Phi Beta Kappa Society. (more…)..
Faculty at the School of Philosophy at Australian National University (ANU) have recently received multiple grants totaling over AU$1.5 million (roughly US$1.15 million). (more…)
The European Research Council (ERC) has announced the winners of its starting grants. The grants provide support of up to €1.5 million (approximately $1.75 million) for a five-year period and are awarded to early-career researchers who have “already produced excellent supervised work” and are “ready to work independently” and show “potential to be a research leader..
Lorraine Daston (Max Planck Institute), Ezekiel Emanuel (University of Pennsylvania), Jonathan Glover (Kings College London), Evelyn Fox Keller (MIT), Simon Schaffer (Cambridge), and Mary Warnock (Oxford) are each winners of the 2018 Dan David Prizes, an international award endowed by the Dan David Foundation.
The Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA), an educational nonprofit organization comprised of academics and non-academics “dedicated to building communities of philosophical conversation” is the winner of the 2017 Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs, awarded jointly by the American Philosophical Association (APA) and the Philosophy Docum..
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced the winners of its latest round of grants. $39.3 million were awarded to 245 humanities projects, and some philosophers were among the winners. (more…)
New Directions in the Study of Mind, a project headed by Tim Crane (Cambridge) and funded primarily with a £1.25 million grant from the Templeton Foundation, has announced the initiatives it will be supporting:
- “Attention, Not Self: The Nature of the Conscious Mind” — Jonardon Ganeri (NYU)
- “Primitive Colours and Non-reductive Minds” — Derek Brown (Brandon)
The Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the premier academic organization in Canada which, among other things, recognizes scholarly achievement, has named two philosophers among its class of 2017 Fellows. (more…)
The winners of the 2018 Sanders Graduate Student Awards have been announced by the American Philosophical Association (APA). Three winners are chosen each year, for the best papers in mind, metaphysics, epistemology, or ethics submitted for the APA Eastern Division meeting by graduate students. The winners are: