The Varieties of Understanding project will be a three-year initiative based at Fordham University in New York.
It will examine the various ways in which human beings understand the world, how these types of understanding might be improved, and how they might be combined to produce an integrated understanding of the world.
As part of the 3.85 million dollar project, approximately 2 million dollars will be distributed to scholars, including:
Proposals will be due November 1st, 2013
Research from the project will be presented at two conferences at Fordham's Lincoln Center campus in New York, and will feature some of the world's leading scholars and public intellectuals.
June of 2015
June of 2016
Stephen Grimm, Fordham University
Tania Lombrozo, UC-Berkeley
Michael Strevens, New York University
Gordon Graham, Princeton Theological Seminary
An interdisciplinary team at the Concepts and Cognition Lab at the University of California, Berkeley will conduct empirical and theoretical research on the nature of human understanding.
Guided by Prof. Tania Lombrozo, the research will involve postdocs in both psychology and philosophy.
In the next year we will also debut a website focusing on scholarly resources for the study of understanding. Please return soon for updates.