Is there a divine reality, and how is it related to the cosmos? Do we have free will? Are minds wholly material? What are the virtues and how do we acquire them?

The Philosophy & Theology Department seeks to address these and other enduring Big Questions by supporting research that promises genuine progress in our understanding. The department is especially interested in research that engages deeply with the sciences, including interdisciplinary collaborations in which philosophical or theological understanding informs and is informed by the findingsĀ and methods of the sciences.

Philosophy and Theology
Project Leader: Yoram Hazony, Joshua Weinstein
Grantee: Jewish Philosophy Fund
Philosophy and Theology
Project Leader: Jeff Speaks
Grantee: University of Notre Dame
Philosophy and Theology
Project Leader: Edouard Machery, Stephen Stich
Grantee: University of Pittsburgh
Philosophy and Theology
Project Leader: Robin Collins, Abaz Kryemadhi
Grantee: Messiah College
Philosophy and Theology
Project Leader: Michael Rea, L.A. Paul
Grantee: University of Notre Dame
Philosophy and Theology
Project Leader: Leonid Sevastianov, Vladimir Shmaliy
Grantee: St Gregory the Theologian Charity Foundation