Previous Grants

The Foundation previously recognized and materially supported accomplished philosophers doing important original work in metaphysics.

Distinguished philosophers awarded support through the Foundation’s Research Grant Program include:

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cover of On What MattersDerek Parfit
Professor of Philosophy
All Souls College, Oxford University
Fellow of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Title: “Is Personal Identity What Matters?” (PDF)

A later version of this material was included in On What Matters (Oxford University Press, 2012.)


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Mark Johnston
Henry Putnam University Professor of Philosophy
Princeton University
Title: “Hylomorphism” (PDF)

A later version of this paper has been published as “Hylomorphism” in the Journal of Philosophy 103 (12), 2006, pp. 652-698.


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Jonathan Schaffer
Professor of Philosophy
Rutgers University
Title: “Monism” (PDF)

A later version of this paper has been published as “Monism: The Priority of the Whole” in the Philosophical Review 119 (1), 2010, pp. 37-76.


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John Hawthorne
Waynflete Professor of Metaphysical Philosophy
Magdalen College, Oxford
Title: “What Would Teleological Causation Be?” (PDF)

A later version of this paper appears in John Hawthorne, Metaphysical Essays (Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 265-83.