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Announcing an NEH Summer Institute for College and University Faculty. Please distribute widely.

NEH SUMMER INSTITUTE

SELF-KNOWLEDGE IN EASTERN AND WESTERN PHILOSOPHIES


Dates
May 20 - June 2, 2018 (two weeks)

Location
College of Charleston

Application Deadline
March 1, 2018

Directors
Christian Coseru, Jay Garfield, Evan Thompson

Faculty
Anita Avramides; Akeel Bilgrami; Amber Carpenter; Arindam Chakrabarti; Georges Dreyfus; Alison Gopnik; Sheridan Hough; Birgit Kellner; Michelle Montague; Shaun Nichols; Vasu Reddy; Mark Siderits; Susanna Siegel; Dan Zahavi
 
Eligibility:
Faculty and graduate students must be US citizens or to have been affiliated with a US institution for three years prior to the application deadline to be eligible.

Topic:
The pursuit of self-knowledge has an impressive philosophical pedigree both in the East and the West. It poses problems central to philosophy of mind, epistemology, phenomenology, psychology, and ethics. It also raises difficult questions concerning the object of self-knowledge, the importance of self-knowledge to moral agency, responsibility, and decision-making, and the impact that various forms of moral and mental cultivation can have on self-knowledge. The best approach to these problems is therefore interdisciplinary and cross-cultural.

This NEH Summer Institute for college and university professors is designed to provide such a multi-disciplinary cross-cultural forum, and to enable interested participants to draw together these often parallel programs for mutual benefit.

The NEH provides $2,100 as a taxable stipend to each person chosen to participate in this Summer Institute. Stipends are intended to help cover travel to and from the project location,  and living expenses for the duration of the period spent in residence.

For details about the project, directors and faculty profiles, and the application guidelines, please check the Institute website:

 
 
Contact: Christian Coseru, Jay Garfield, Evan Thompson
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Christian Coseru
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
College of Charleston
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424

Phone: 843 953-5687
coseruc.people.cofc.edu/