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Philosophers Win NEH Grants

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced the winners of its most recent round of grants, and several philosophy faculty  are among them. They are: Dorit Bar-On (University of Connecticut) Expression, Communication, and Origins of Meaning Project Description: Completion of a book on the origins of language. $60,000 Fellowship Michael Jacovides (Purdue University) Springs and Principles of the Universe: David Hume on Laws and Causes Project Description: Research and writing leading to a book on the development of philosopher David Hume’s (1711–1776) theories of laws and causation. $60,000 Fellowship Allison Kuklok (St. Michael’s College) The Status of Man in John Locke’s Natural Philosophy Project Description: Research and writing leading to a book on John Locke’s (1632– 1704) natural philosophy. $60,000 Fellowship Gabriel Mendlow (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) Thought Crime in Anglo-American Law and Legal Philosophy Project Description: Research and writing leading to a book on the criminalization of thought in Anglo-American law. $60,000 Fellowship Nathanael Stein (Florida State University) Causation and Explanation in Aristotle Project Description: Research and writing leading to a book on Aristotle’s view on causation and his natural philosophy. $60,000 Fellowship David Stern (University of Iowa) The First Complete Translation of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Project Description: Research and translation leading to publication of a complete [More]

APA Project Grant Recipients

The American Philosophical Association (APA) has announced the winners of its 2019-2020 Small Grants and Diversity and Inclusiveness Grants. The Small Grants Program has a pot of $25,000 to split among projects proposed to the APA’s Board. This year’s winners of Small Grants, according to a press release from the APA, are: AAPT Graduate Student and Early Career Seminar on Teaching and Learning, Summer 2020 ($5,000) Project Coordinators: Alexandra Bradner (Kenyon College), Jennifer Mulnix (University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth), Emily Esch (College of St. Benedict, St. John’s University), Stephen Bloch-Schulman (Elon University) The American Association of Philosophy Teachers’ biennial Graduate Student and Early Career Seminar on Teaching and Learning brings together philosophers from all over the country to study materials on the teaching of philosophy in a four-day, interactive workshop led by philosophers with pedagogical expertise. The seminar provides participants with research-based best practices from both the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and the science of learning. AAPT Summer Seminar on Teaching and Learning Philosophy ($4,500) Project Coordinators: Stephen K. Miller (Oakwood Friends School and Marist College), Wendy Turgeon (St. Joseph’s College) At the 2020 AAPT Summer Seminar on Teaching and Learning Philosophy, selected high school and middle school educators will discuss new approaches to engaging students with [More]

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