Shannon Vallor, professor of philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, holder of the Baillie Gifford Chair in the Ethics of Data and Artificial Intelligence at the university’s Edinburgh Futures Institute, and director of its Centre for Technomoral Futures, has been named the winner of the 2022 Covey Award. (more…)
David Kaplan, the Hans Reichenbach Professor of Scientific Philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been named the winner of the 2022 Rolf Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy. (more…)
Vincent C. Müller, currently professor of philosophy and ethics of technology at the Technical University of Eindhoven, was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship to support his work on the philosophy of artificial intelligence. (more…)
The Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought (BIAPT) has announced the winners of its Early Career and Mid-Career Prizes. (more…)
The government of Canada recently named 93 new Canada Research Chairs, and three of them are philosophers.
The Institute for Citizens & Scholars (formerly the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation), has awarded its 2021 Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships, and several philosophy students are among the winners. (more…)
Four philosophers have been awarded fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). (more…)
The Marc Sanders Foundation has announced that it has awarded its 2021 prize in Philosophy of Religion to Charity Anderson (Baylor University) and Jeffrey Sanford Russell (University of Southern California). (more…)
Kenny and Keith Lucas, aka The Lucas Brothers, both philosophy majors at The College of New Jersey (prior to both attending law school, both dropping out just before graduation, and then pursuing a joint career in comedy), have been nominated for the 2021 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, along with Will Berson and Shaka King, for Judas and the Black Messi..
The American Philosophical Association (APA) has announced the winners of 15 prizes and honors, as well as the creation of a new prize.
Kathleen Stock, professor of philosophy at the University of Sussex, was one of 1,123 people awarded honors at the end of December by Queen Elizabeth in the UK government’s annual “New Year Honours.” (more…)
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, an independent foundation in Sweden that supports research in the humanities and social sciences, has announced the recipients of its 2020 grants. Among the funded projects are a few with philosophers as their principal investigators. (more…)
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAs) has announced its 2020 class of fellows. Most of the 489 new fellows are scientists, but three are philosophers. (more…)
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…)