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Professor Berislav Marusic wins Humboldt Fellowship

November 28th, 2012

Melissa-Leigh Gore

Professor Berislav Marusic, Assistant Professor and Co-director of Graduate Studies in the Brandeis University Philosophy Department, was just awarded the Humboldt Fellowship. This honor will allow Marusic to finish his book Against the Evidence while he works as a visiting researcher at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Leipzig in Germany. Professor Marusic will be working with Professor Sebastian Rödl and other faculty members as well.

Brandeis NOW describes the Humboldt Fellowship as “for experienced researchers allows long-term research projects (6-18 months) that have been self selected in cooperation with an academic host at a research institution in Germany.” In an email to the humanities division, Marusic sent more information about Against the Evidence, characterizing the work as “concerned with a pressing philosophical problem,” which is this: “Can we responsibly promise to do something when we have evidence that there isa  good chance that we won’t do it?” The book posits that we “cannot be scientific observers of ourselves without distorting our agency.”

The Humanities Division would like to congratulate Professor Marusic on this honor. More information is available at Brandeis NOW.

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