Projects

The Project on Foundations of Epistemology (ongoing since Fall 2011)

Chaired by Professors Paul Boghossian, Paul Horwich, and Crispin Wright

This project will focus on belief, inference, rationality, truth, probability, knowledge, and doubt. It aims to address problems that are both central yet understudied, and to promote work that addresses those concepts from unfamiliar angles. ... read more

The Project on New Directions in Political Philosophy (Fall 2010 - Spring 2013)

Chaired by Professor Samuel Scheffler

The general aim of this project is to move beyond the debates that have dominated recent discussions in political philosophy, and to provide a forum for exploring new issues and avenues of investigation that seem potentially fruitful but have received less attention... read more

The Project on the Nature of Taste (ongoing since Fall 2009)

Chaired by Professor Paul Boghossian

The concept of taste in aesthetics had its origins in ideas about gustatory taste, and much was made of this analogy in the eighteenth century. Recent research on taste opens up the possibility of a re-examination of the relations between the gustatory and aesthetic concepts ... read more

The Project on Science and Religion (Fall 2006 - Spring 2009)

Chaired by Professor Thomas Nagel

The subject is the relation between science and religion. The project's initial focus was on epistemological questions. Later in the study, we take up legal, political, and ethical issues as well ... read more

The Project on the Nature, Limits and Significance of Disagreement (Fall 2006 - Spring 2009)

Chaired by Professor Paul Boghossian

The Project on the Nature, Limits and Significance of Disagreement is chaired by Professor Paul Boghossian. The Disagreement Project will be structured somewhat like the Science and
Religion Project ... read more