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British Academy / Leverhulme funding success

Published: 8 September 2016
British Academy

Giulia Fellapi has secured a highly competitive British Academy / Leverhulme Small Research Grant of over £8000 in support of her project, titled Loving, wondering and knowing: our mental life and all its aspects.

The theme of the project is as follows:

We all want to know the truth. For this reason, in philosophy we have always tried to provide an account of what it means to know or at least to believe something. These aspects of our mental lives have then been those we focused on. As a result, the traditional accounts of the mental disregard a different, vast and important part of our mental lives, such as when we enquire into mysteries, ask ourselves questions, love some people, animals, and objects, like and enjoy some activities, foods and colours, fear the future and dogs, hope for some things to happen, etc.

The purpose of the project is twofold. On the one hand, the objective is to provide a much more comprehensive account of our mental life that takes into consideration all its aspects. On the other hand, the aim is to understand how all these different aspects are interwoven and what role they play in our enterprises at gaining the truth.

Details of the project’s events and activities will appear in due course.

Congratulations to Giulia on this success!

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