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Edouard Machery was awarded $260,000 from the John Templeton Foundation

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Edouard Machery, director of Pitt’s Center for Philosophy of Science, was awarded a grant for $260,000 from the John Templeton Foundation.

Starting in December, the distinguished professor will use the funding for his project titled Philosophical Traditions and Epistemic Values. Machery, whose research centers on the philosophical issues raised by cognitive science and neuroscience, has received several other grants from the John Templeton Foundation, including $3 million in 2018.

For that Geography of Philosophy project, which was completed in 2021, Machery led a team of dozens of researchers in ten countries to assess whether the concepts of knowledge, wisdom and understanding had the same meaning across cultural contexts.