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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]

Philosophers Raising Funds for Firefighters in Australia

A collective auction is underway to raise money for firefighters battling fires that have been burning over 15 million acres of Australia. Called “Authors For Fireys,” the the fundraiser involves individual writers and illustrators putting goods and services up for auction on Twitter. The fundraiser began yesterday and ends on Saturday, January 11th. Instructions on how the auction works, and how you can participate in it, are here. Several philosophers are taking part. Check what Erin Nash (a former firefighter-turned-philosopher) put up for auction here, as well as the offerings from Skye Cleary, Kate Manne, and Patrick Stokes. Further information here. The post Philosophers Raising Funds for Firefighters in Australia appeared first on Daily [More]

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