Friday, June 19, 2009

NSF Grant

Whoohoo! I was recently informed that I received a Scholar's Award fellowship from the National Science Foundation to pursue a project I proposed entitled 'Case Studies for a General Account of Biological Kinds' in which I will (as implied by the title!) be looking at a variety of case studies in the biological sciences which I can use to subject my account of natural kinds to detailed scrutiny. I'd reprint the revised abstract here, but my computer is packed. . . .

Anyway, I'll no doubt post more about this in due course, but it looks like the 2010-11 academic year will be dedicated to this research project. And the nice thing is that I'll have a year to plan what I'm going to do!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Review of Metaphysics Texts

I recently wrote this essay review of a bunch of different texts/anthologies for Teaching Philosophy. Surprisingly hard work, but quite rewarding (assuming that someone actually finds it useful). Here's the penultimate draft.