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Charles Pence and Grant Ramsey Win Prestigious Sir Karl Popper Essay Prize from The British Society for the Philosophy of Science

Author: Catherine DeFauw

The decision of the Co-Editors of the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science is that the Popper Prize for 2013 should be awarded to Charles Pence and Grant Ramsey for their paper 'A New Foundation for the Propensity Interpretation of Fitness,’ BJPS 64 (2013) 851-881 http://bjps.oxfordjournals.org/content/64/4/851 Read More

Stephen Dumont has been awarded an NEH Fellowship for 2013-2014

Author: Catherine DeFauw

Stephen Dumont has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for the academic year 2013-2014. The award was given for his project entitled “The Two Affections of the Will: From Anselm of Canterbury to John Duns Scotus,” which will examine the development of the concept of free will in the late medieval period. This is the third NEH Fellowship for the Notre Dame Philosophy Department in the past five years, including those of Samuel Newlands (2007) and Karl Ameriks (2010). For the past two years, Prof. Dumont has also been a member of the NEH Collaborative Grant at Notre Dame (NEH Grant RQ-50549-11) to edit the Parisian works of Duns Scotus.  Read More

Philosopher Stephen Dumont Awarded NEH Fellowship

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Notre Dame faculty member Stephen Dumont, a professor in the Department of Philosophy and a fellow of the Medieval Institute, has been awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for his book project, The Two Affections of the Will: From Anselm of Canterbury to John Duns Scotus. Read More

Philosophy Professor Paul Weithman Awarded Spitz Book Prize

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Paul Weithman, professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Philosophy, has won the 2012 David and Elaine Spitz Prize for his book Why Political Liberalism? On John Rawls’ Political Turn. Awarded by the International Conference for the Study of Political Thought, the award recognizes the best book in liberal and/or democratic theory published two years earlier. Read More